Following our last update
regarding in-person gatherings, we wanted to share another update on the
new dates for the upcoming Conference Grants program funding round.
As we want to allow more time for potential grantees to review and utilize
the forthcoming September release of guidance for in-person gatherings, we
have extended the upcoming deadline for new Conference Grants proposals
until September 28, 2020. Please see all the specific dates on the
conference grants meta page
We will be accepting applications in September for events occurring between
January - June 2021.
For this round we will also include Growth events
and innovative ideas that will welcome more contributors to our movements
and projects; and on gatherings that will support the implementation of the
Wikimedia 2030 strategy recommendations.
We also wanted to take the opportunity to officially welcome the new member
of our team, Rachel Farrand
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Rfarrand_%28WMF%29>, who probably
many of you already know from managing our past Technical Events Ecosystem
and who has been working at the Wikimedia Foundation on community events
since 2011. She is now a Senior Program Officer and will be joining me in
managing our Conference grants program.Rachel will be overseeing our Thematic
and I will continue focusing on our Regional
We will also continue to support other projects related to Community Events.
If you have any questions as for the upcoming funding round, potential
proposals or need feedback on draft proposals - please reach out to us at
All the best,
Chen Almog (she/her)
Senior Program Officer, Conference Grants
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>