The Community Resources team announced in January the intention and process to review its
current grants programs (Annual Plan Grants, Simple Annual Plan Grants, Project Grants and
Rapid Grants) to ensure we are aligning with the strategic direction of the Wikimedia
movement, with a focus on knowledge equity and building a thriving movement.
Now that we have finished our needs review, key stakeholders discussions, community
brainstorms, and grantee surveys, we are excited to share with you the draft proposal
that has resulted from this work. We are requesting your feedback on how the proposed
grant programs would impact you and how well they align with our movement strategy, which
can be provided in the following ways:
Complete a feedback form
Participate in office hours
E-mail the Community Resources team (<communityresources(a)wikimedia.org>)
More information about these options can be found on our feedback page.
After one month when the planned feedback period is over, the Community Resources team
will review all community input and make final adjustments to complete the redesign. In
April 2021, the Community Resources team will review and incorporate suggested changes and
send a final proposal for endorsement and approval by the leadership of the Wikimedia
Working with all our communities to update our grants programs is essential to ensuring
that they are useful and address real needs for our communities. Thank you for all of the
participation that has brought us to this point in the journey. We look forward to the
continued engagement in this next step and listening to your ideas.
On behalf of the Community Resources team,