Ok, so this is what I get for multitasking on mobile and missing the part
of the email about a new grants committee. I hope that recruiting goes well.

On Sep 30, 2015 12:48 PM, "Pine W" <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Winifred,
> Thanks for the info.
> Which grants committee is reviewing these applications? My understanding
> from CR is that the grants committees have more work than capacity, so I'm
> curious as to who is involved in reviewing the simplified APGs and what the
> impacts will be on the capacities of the FDC and GAC to review proposals in
> their domains other than the new simplified APG proposals.
> Thanks,
> Pine
> On Sep 30, 2015 11:52 AM, "Winifred Olliff" <woll...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> *Summary: *
>> *1. Groups and organizations, a
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Simple>**pply
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Simple> by 1 November for
>> funding by 1 January! *
>> *2. Volunteers, join the committee
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Simple/Committee> today!*
>> *4. Help us out with translation, please (see list of pages below).*
>> Dear Wikimedia colleagues:
>> We are piloting the *Simple Annual Plan Grants option, for groups and
>> organizations* that choose to include program and operating expenses as
>> part of one application each year. We are excited to move forward with
>> this
>> new option after making some changes to this idea based on what we learned
>> from the recent consultation about Reimagining WMF Grants
>> <
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Reimagining_WMF_grants/Outcomes
>> >
>> .
>> *Amazing benefits!*
>> 1. *One application*. Funding for programs, operating expenses, and staff
>> all in one application for the year, to enable organizations to plan with
>> better, and to show how their programs are leading to impact.
>> 2. *Simple process.* Simpler and speedier application, review, and
>> reporting processes than grants through the FDC, with more flexible
>> eligibility requirements, and open to informal groups as well as
>> organizations.
>> 3. *Targeted support*. WMF will be developing more guidelines and online
>> resources specifically for groups and organizations, this option will
>> include more support from WMF program staff during the application process
>> and during each grant, and participants will be part of a learning
>> community with other groups and organizations doing similar work.
>> *Join us, in creating something new together!*
>>    1. *Applications from groups and organizations that need funding by 1
>>    January will be due 1 November. *More applications will also be
>> accepted
>>    throughout the year. You can learn more about the program and how to
>> apply
>>    here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Simple. If you are
>>    interested, but have questions about the timing of your application,
>> please
>>    contact us.
>>    2. If you want to review annual plan grants, we need you to join the
>>    committee! Add your name here if you want to help:
>>    https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Simple/Committee.
>>    3. We need your help translating the pages about the pilot, especially:
>>       - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Simple
>>       - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Simple/About
>>       - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Simple/Eligibility
>> (top)
>> Groups and organizations with annual plans will still have the option to
>> request funding through the Project and Event Grants program during the
>> pilot. The pilot phase will be a time to learn together, and will be
>> evaluated in several stages (at least one in early 2016, and one in early
>> 2017), to discover if this program benefits applicants and grantees.
>> Questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome on Meta! We've already
>> received some helpful suggestions, and we hope to make improvements as we
>> learn.
>> Please contact me at woll...@wikimedia.org with questions specific to
>> your
>> group or organization.
>> Best regards,
>> Winifred
>> --
>> Winifred Olliff
>> Program Officer
>> Wikimedia Foundation
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