We have some good news. :)
Rapid Grants for Wiki Loves Monuments that are already in the system
(Greece, Ghana, Egypt, Nepal, Uganda, US) are either processed or will
be processed by the end of day tomorrow. Any new grant requests
submitted may still get delayed, so please let us know by Sunday
2017-09-03 if you are planning to apply for Rapid Grants for your Wiki
Loves Monuments campaign so we can give a heads up to the
corresponding team in WMF.
Big thanks to Alex Wang and the Community Resources team at WMF for
getting back to us quickly and helping us move forward.
On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 9:58 AM, Lily <lilyofthewest.wikimedia(a)gmail.com> wrote:
If you have applied for Rapid Grants  or you are considering to
apply for one to support your Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 campaign,
please read on. Everyone else, you can safely stop here.
At least two countries are affected by the delays in processing Rapid
Grants: Ghana  and Greece . We want you to know a few things:
* The international team is heavily discouraged to apply for grants
for emergency cases like this, with the reasoning that WMF can process
Rapid Grants in a week.
* We are going to contact WMF regarding these two country's requests
to ask for immediate attention to these cases.
* If you have applied for Rapid Grants for your Wiki Loves Monuments
campaig or you are planning to do so, we need to hear from you. Please
email on or off-list with the name of your country so we can include
that information in our communications.
* Everyone has the best intentions to help each other. The resources
are limited, and things get dropped (not trying to justify here but to
say that we should all have empathy for each other in cases like
This is a very unfortunate situation for the organizers and our global
efforts for Wiki Loves Monuments 2017. This being said, I'd like to
ask everyone to exercise patience, lend a hand to each other where you
can, and allow the international team to escalate and hopefully
resolve this issue in a timely manner.