Hi John,

We've been working on a new draft since the meeting in January - we feel
it's important to have clear deliverables and measures of success against
the projects we execute this year, so we have something to show next year
if we decide to apply then.

We haven't firmly decided yet, but given the planned activities this year
we will likely not apply to the FDC this year, but if there are programs we
want to run that will cost a significant amount we will seek funding from
the Programs and Events Grants process (GAC), and then the following year
apply for FDC funding.

A draft of our proposed annual plan for the rest of the year will be
published over the coming weeks, after the committee meeting.



On 20 March 2014 10:48, John Mark Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yesterday the WMF announced that Wikimedia Australia is eligible for
> the current round of the Annual Plan Grants (APG) program.[1]  Well
> done to all involved in that assessment process.
> As part of the process, Wikimedia Australia signed a letter of intent
> (LOI) [2] sometime before 1 November 2013, which states an estimated
> amount to be requested.
> Do I understand the FDC calendar[3] correctly, that the next step is
> for the organisation to publish/submit its annual plan before 1 April
> 2014, which is less than two weeks away?  In the November and January
> committee meeting minutes[4] there is mention of an annual plan draft
> being worked on by the committee.  Is this the document, or is another
> being worked on?
> http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Proposal:2014_Annual_Plan
> Last modified: August 2013
> If we need to whip that document into shape, there is a lot of work to
> be done and not much time to do it in.
> As an aside, in February the WMF board of trustees indicated that they
> believed the FDC funding total should be frozen at current levels
> until 2016.  The mailing list discussion was robust.[5]  The FAQ
> specifically addresses new entrants to the FDC, which WMAU would be,
> [6] saying
> "[WMF] can increase the total of Annual Plan Grant/FDC funds if there
> are new applicants in the next two years that had previously been
> receiving significant grants from another process. In other words, we
> expect grant money to travel with any new FDC entities, to accommodate
> entities moving between funding paths."
> That seems to suggest that they are not allowing for new FDC entrants
> that have not been receiving significant grants from another WMF
> process.  I have asked for clarification on the FAQ talk page.
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:WMF_Board_meetings/2013-11-24/FAQ#New_FDC_entrants_without_a_recent_track_record_at_WMF
> 1.
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/FDC_portal/Eligibility_checklist/2013-2014_round2
> 2. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Sample_letter_of_intent
> 3. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Calendar
> 4.
> http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Meeting:Committee_(2013-11-24)/Minutes#Forward_directions
> and
> http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Meeting:Committee_(2014-01-25)/Minutes
> 5.
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2014-February/070227.html
> 6.
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Board_meetings/2013-11-24/FAQ#FDC_funding
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