Annual plan

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Wikimedia Belgium must file every year an annual plan where the projects and the activities for the coming year are described. An annual plan is a prerequisite to receive funds through a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation.

The annual plan requires a budget and resource plan to describe the costs to implement the annual plan.

The focus of the annual plan are projects and activities that result in output for the Wikimedia movement. The most common output are articles in Wikipedia, images on Wikimedia Commons, data on Wikidata, and other content on one of the other Wikimedia platforms.

Collaboration with other organisations, musea, and institutions is encouraged.


The annual plan is divided in multiple programs. A program is the aggregate of similar projects and activities. There are also administrative and service costs.

Each program contains a description of the project and its activities, together with what the goal is, why this program is planned, a description of the output, and in numbers (metrics).


After six months a midterm report must be written, and after the end of the year a final report. These reports describe what has been accomplished, with an overview of de metrics and, when applicable, why and how has been deviated from the plan.

In the reports these questions need to be answered:

  • What are we doing?
  • Why are we doing it?
  • What do we expect will change?
  • What do we expect will happen?
  • How will we measure what happened?
  • What really happened?
  • How does what happened actually inform our next steps?
  • What are our next steps?

List of Annual Grants[edit]

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