For any small grant (between £5 and £250) we have a lightweight process of Microgrants. These are ideal for a train ticket to help with a Wikimedia related research project, photocopying costs or innovative idea you have for improving engagement or access for one of the Wikimedia projects. If your idea relates to delivering part of an existing large programme such as GLAM or Outreach it may be quicker to email the budget holder directly to check if this can be covered under current plans. See Board for trustee contacts.
Macrogrants are intermediate size projects in the range £250-£2,000. These may be submitted as a one page document for review by the Grants Committee, either in wiki or PDF format. Please discuss your idea with one of the trustees or staff and then either create a sub-page here for review or prepare a one page summary document for review.
For new very large (£2,000+), or complex projects involving 4 or more people, please consider creating a page on this wiki to develop and discuss your proposal (though remember to search for any previous discussions, you may find it helpful to ask at our Water cooler). Examples include Wikimania bid and Wikimedia Girl Geek Dinner.
We regularly offer specific Scholarships to attend international conferences and meetings, which are given via a competitive application process. We welcome suggestions of additional scholarships that we could make available.
Global Wikimedia grants
The Wikimedia Foundation offers grants at Grants:Index, in the first instance the WMF will expect your local chapter to be approached. If your project is global in nature or fits well within Foundation initiatives such as the Global South programme it may be worth discussing with WMF staff. For large inter-chapter initiatives (such as taking part in Wiki Loves Monuments) please approach WMUK first as there may already be plans and budget available, though you may find Grant Advisory Committee a useful source of international chapter contacts who would be happy to help with advising on your ideas.