Project grants/Senghenydd Colliery Disaster

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Project Title (If applicable)
Senghenydd Colliery Disaster
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Project description[edit | edit source]

Briefly describe the issue or problem that motivates this application. What needs are you meeting?
The best source for this notable tragedy is Brown, John H., The Valley of the Shadow: An account of Britain's worst mining disaster, the Senghennydd explosion, Alun Books (1981). This was a publication from a small-scale publishing house and the book is rare, costing c. £100 on the websites from which it is available
Describe project activities. What will you use the funding to do?
£100 will buy the book to update the article to, hopefully, FA standard.
Describe your plan for evaluating this project. How will you measure success? What types of things will you measure (e.g. content, participants)?
A minimum GA (or at least a GA as an initial stage), but an FA is envisaged.
Identify key people involved in this project. How will or could the wider Wikimedian community be involved?
"SchroCat. Other editors will be involved in the reviewing process.

It is hoped that the article will reach GA status as part of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Wales/Awaken the Dragon exercise."

Discussion[edit source]

Based on the recommendation from the Grants Committee

13:13, 24 February 2016 (GMT)

Feedback from the evaluation panel[edit source]

  • "Seems good. Can the volunteer hold an event to rally some of the Welsh editors or engage a Welsh language school for an editathon? There seems to be an appetite for more coverage of Welsh language so could be good to capture the not-usual suspects."
  • "seems like a great project, agree with Hera's comments."

Report[edit source]

  • Many thanks for everyone's help on this. I have little to say about the process, and that I have is all positive. It is an easy enough process to follow, I was kept in the loop throughout and I didn't even have to make the purchase (or pay for the return postage). The only thing that you may want to look at in future is advertising the availability of the grants. I only knew of them through a grant made to Dr. Blofeld a year or so ago, and I don't recall reading about them elsewhere (or maybe I did, but failed to register it clearly). Thanks again. Gavin - SchroCat (talk) 09:57, 14 April 2016 (BST)