[Translators-l] Fwd: [Re]-Introducing the Participation Support program

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From: translators-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org
[mailto:translators-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Asaf Bartov
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:23 AM
To: Wikimedia Translators
Cc: Johannes Rohr
Subject: [Translators-l] Fwd: [Re]-Introducing the Participation Support


Dear translators, 


Today I ask your help in making accessible _another_ program -- the
Participation Support program -- formerly known as the Participation Grants
program.  Translating the information about this program is particularly
important, as it is highly relevant for individual contributors on any
project, no matter its size, and regardless of the existence or size of a
local chapter.


Please help us spread the news about this opportunity to all our colleagues
around the world.  The information to translate is at


Further details quoted below, if you're interested.


Thanks in advance!


   Asaf Bartov (WMF)

   Johannes Rohr (WMDE)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Asaf Bartov <abartov at wikimedia.org>
Date: Tue, May 29, 2012 at 4:18 PM
Subject: [Re]-Introducing the Participation Support program
To: wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org

Dear all:


Here are two announcements and one request from the Participation Support
Program Committee (formerly the Participation Grants Committee) and the WMF
regarding the Participation Support Program (formerly the Participation
Grants Program).


==A note from the Participation Support Program Committee regarding the
Participation Support Program's name change==


In order to better comply with US tax regulations that affect the Wikimedia
Foundation, we must change the name of the "Participation Grants Program" to
"Participation Support Program" to more consistently reflect the nature of
these transactions as reimbursements rather than grants. This will allow WMF
and WMDE to continue to administer this program without imposing additional
burdensome technical requirements on recipients of these funds, while still
keeping us in compliance with US regulations. We will not be changing this
program substantially or procedurally: we are only naming it more


To read more about this program, see [1].


If you'd like to discuss the name change, see [2].


==A related note from the WMF grants team regarding funding participation in
Wikimedia-organized events==


The Participation Support Program (a partnership between WMF and WMDE
distinct from the WMF Grants Program) will not fund individual participation
in "Wikimedia-organized events" (defined as events organized by Wikimedia
chapters, the WMF, or other Wikimedian groups). However, WMF is likely to
fund participation in Wikimedia-organized events when the event organizers
apply for funding through the WMF grants program. Therefore, individuals
seeking funds for participation in Wikimedia-organized events should apply
through the event organizers during the planning stages of the event so that
the organizers can budget appropriately to cover these costs.


This note applies especially to event organizers and to individuals who may
apply for funding to participate in Wikimedia-organized events. Our hope is
that these guidelines will streamline this process for event organizers and
attendees alike and that we might avoid duplication of efforts and excessive
administrative burdens for all. 


For more details on this policy how may affect participants and event
organizers, see the Q&A[3].


==Please help make this accessible to all==


We need your help in bringing the news about the availability of this
program to our non-English-speaking colleagues.  Please help translate the
program information page by clicking the "Translate this page" in [1].
Please relay this message to your local chapter/community mailing lists to
help us find volunteer translators to make this program as accessible as




   Asaf Bartov (WMF)

   Johannes Rohr (WMDE)


[1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Participation:Support

[2] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Participation:Support/Program_Name



    Asaf Bartov
    Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> 




    Asaf Bartov
    Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> 



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