Dear Wikimedia friends,

Five Wikimedia affiliates have posted their annual proposal to be reviewed
by the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC). The Annual Plan Grants process
is based on a thorough review by our committee but also by you, our
colleagues and friends in the communities. The proposals consist of annual
plans and budgets, with a detail of what programs and activities those
organizations are planning for the year to come. We welcome your comments
on those plans to help us review all aspects of the proposals.

The community review is a month long process, in which we need as many
people as possible giving their feedback on the proposals, asking questions
or clarifications and analyzing the initiatives that our movement
affiliates have developed for the twelve months ahead.

At the end of May, the FDC will meet to make recommendations to the
Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees on how to allocate movement funds
to these affiliates in order to achieve the most impact. Your input and
participation will be valuable as we make these recommendations.

You can find the proposals linked from the Community review portal here:

The organizations whose proposals, plans and budgets are available for your
review include:
The Centre for Internet and Society, Wikimedia Armenia, Wikimedia Norge,
Wikimedia France and Wikimedia Indonesia

You can leave your feedback on the proposal discussion page.

More information about past APG rounds, recommendations, reports from
organizations can be found on the proposal page:

*More about community review*:
The APG proposal submission date is followed by a month-long open comment
period, when anyone is invited to provide input on and ask questions about
a specific proposal on its discussion page.

Applicants are also expected to respond to input and questions during this
period, although they are not able to change the proposal form itself after
the submission date.

The FDC will review the discussion pages during deliberations as one of
many inputs to the decision-making process. While anyone may comment on
proposals after the open comment period closes, the FDC may not be able to
take comments made after this period into consideration when reaching its

*How to review*:
Please visit the community review page to view the proposals being
considered and follow the instructions. While the proposals are only
available in English, your comments can be in any language.

*Why your feedback matters*:
We hope this open comment period will add to an in-depth and robust review
of each proposal, and help keep our grantmaking transparent and
collaborative. The FDC highly values feedback and insights from the
Wikimedia community in making its funding recommendations.

Thank you for the time you’ll take to review these proposals,

Bishakha Datta
Chair, Funds Dissemination Committee
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