Wikimedia invites applications for the WikiCredibility Grants Initiative in 2023 from individuals, groups, or organizations seeking funding support for the development of tools, projects, or initiatives that strengthen the credibility and reliability of information within Wikimedia projects.
The WikiCredibility Grants Initiative (WikiCred), is a project of Hacks/Hackers. Hacks/Hackers’s mission is to create a network of journalists (“hacks”) and technologists (“hackers”) who rethink the future of news and information. Projects and topics should clearly intersect with the overall mission of Hacks/Hackers and MisinfoCon communities with a focus on trust online and trustworthiness, information veracity, reliability, and integrity and envisioning new solutions and new information networks and systems.
WikiCred is particularly interested in supporting the development of Wikimedia tools, projects, programs or initiatives that will benefit underserved communities or improve content related to timely topics such as reproductive health care and election misinformation.
For this reason, tools should aim to strengthen sourcing practices within Wikimedia projects by improving access to high-quality credible sources as well as the citations they are used to create. WikiCred will also consider applications seeking funds to facilitate Wiki meetups that invite talks on strengthening credibility on Wikimedia projects and the overall information ecosystem. Sample meetup attendees may include journalists, librarians, editors, teachers, media literacy groups or NGO’s.
Worth of Award
Multiple awards of up to $10,000 per project are available.
All are welcome to apply regardless of geographical location. Projects, tools, and initiatives across all Wikimedia projects as well as Wikipedias of all languages will be considered.
How to Apply
Apply online via the application website.
Deadline: Application portal closes November 28, 2022.
Click here to fill out the application form.