Members of Wikimedia Canada and other volunteers in Canada are invited and encouraged to organize activities in their communities that further the mission of the Wikimedia movement.
This page explains how you can seek grants from Wikimedia Canada for your activities.
What kinds of activities are eligible for funding?
Types of activities that are generally supported include edit-a-thons and photo hunts with the goal of augmenting and/or improving content on Wikimedia projects. For ideas of what has been funded in the past, you can visit our previous grants page. a Before applying, make sure that your activity fits within the programs as outlined in Wikimedia CanadaAnnual Strategic plan. Because the Wikimedia Canada grants are financed through an annual grant from the Wikimedia Foundation we have to be able to show how any grants further those programs.
How are proposals assessed?
All grant proposals are assessed by the Programs Committee and approved by the Board of Directors based on the following criteria:
- how the activity fits within the chapter's annual strategy plan
- the impact of the activity
- the requested budget
It is strongly recommended that you apply for funding before you incur any expenses to ensure that you will be reimbursed. If your expenses are not pre-approved, you are taking the risk to not be reimbursed by Wikimedia Canada. Note that all reimbursements made must be in accordance with the Reimbursement Policy.
How to apply
|1||Read all the steps in this table and the information on this page before proceeding.|
|2||Select the right form below and write the title of your activity in the appropriate box.|
|3||In the new page, fill all the necessary information, including the description of the activity with its impact, the list of participants that will incur expenses for this activity and the budget table.|
|4||Wait for a member of the programs committee to take in charge your request and follow his or her instructions on the talk page of your request. Generally, you should have an initial message within 5 days.|
|5||The Programs Committee will indicate its decision on the request page that you have created. Before you can be reimbursed, you must submit an activity report on the request page and all receipts for your expenses.|
If your activity has already taken place and are seeking reimbursement, use the following form.