Hello there Andy, Sure thing.
Rapid Grants will require Wikimedians who travel to non-Wikimedia events to create a more robust engagement plan. The reason for this is to increase the likelihood that their participation will have an impact on other attendees. In TPS, we sometimes funded people who were presenting a talk at an event like an academic conference. We will no longer fund Wikimedians to attend non-Wikimedia events to present a talk. Now we ask that applicants include additional elements in their plan besides presenting a talk, such as hosting edit-a-thons, offering trainings or meet-ups, and/or arranging for follow-up activities online after the event. Our intention here is Occasionally, the TPS program received requests to support international travel with budgets that were slightly over $2,000 USD. These requests came in infrequently, but that type of grant request would be impacted by this change. This change is aligned with our intention to focus on more regional travel requests, which tend to be more cost-effective than international travel requests (though this is of course very context specific!). Take good care, Katy On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 11:38 AM, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote: > On 12 March 2018 at 18:08, Katy Love <kl...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > Some background: TPS was created in 2011 as a movement outreach program. > It > > reimburses travel expenses for Wikimedian volunteers who present about > > Wikimedia at non-Wikimedia events. Its closure comes as a consequence of > > the grants restructure following our 2015 Reimagining Grants > consultation. > > > *We will continue to* *support travel requests as part of our other grant > > programs*, as follows: > > For the sake of clarity, please could you state what types of > applications (if any) will no longer be supported, which would have > been supported previously? > > -- > Andy Mabbett > @pigsonthewing > http://pigsonthewing.org.uk > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik > i/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>