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Rapid Grants Closure May 14 - June 30, 2018
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Woubzena Jifar
2018-04-19 08:30:51 UTC
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Hello all!

Hope this email finds you well. We are sending this message to select
community mailing lists and all previous recipients of a Wikimedia
Foundation Rapid Grant.

We have an announcement regarding the closure of the Rapid Grants [1]
program between May 14 - June 30, 2018. This year we've received a lot of
interest in the program and this quarter we've almost doubled the amount of
grants offered to the community compared to last year's quarter. You can
look at our spending analysis
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources/Grants_spending_analysis>
[2] for
reference. Unfortunately, this means we've expended our funds for this
fiscal year. The last date we will be receiving an application for a rapid
grant before the closure will be *Friday, May 11, 2018*.

We encourage *Wiki Loves Earth* participants to apply for a Rapid Grant by
May 11, 2018 to receive support for their project.

The grant program will be open again to receive grant requests starting *July
1, 2018*. At this point we will be implementing the following changes:

1. There will be a minimum of *$500 USD* for grant requests
2. Applications will only be accepted between the *1st - 15th of each month*.
This is to help with our current workflow and to allow us to be more
responsive to your requests.

If you have any questions, please email us at ***@wikimedia.org.

Best regards,
Woubzena


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid
[2]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources/Grants_spending_analysis


Woubzena Jifar
Program Officer
Rapid Grants
Wikimedia Foundation <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>
User: WJifar (WMF)

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