Announcement: Increasing Meetup Venue Support Funds

Did you know that WordPress Community SupportWordPress Community Support WordPress Community Support PBC is a Public Benefit Corporation, created specifically to be the financial and legal support for WordCamps, WordPress Meetup groups, and any additional “official” events organized within the WordPress Community Events program., thanks to our generous Global Sponsors, provides a stipend to cover the cost of meetup venues

Knowing that venue costs have increased significantly, particularly in some parts of the world, WPCSWPCS The collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) used to format and validate PHP code developed for WordPress according to the WordPress Coding Standards. May also be an acronym referring to the Accessibility, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, etc. coding standards as published in the WordPress Coding Standards Handbook. will be increasing MeetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. venue fund guidelines from $5 USD/person per event to ~$10 USD/person per event. The Community Team’s hope in allocating more funding towards meetup venue costs is to support increased meetup activity, especially in areas where venue costs are prohibitive.

Requests for Meetup venue funds still need to be submitted to the Community Team for approval first. As always, please take time to find a venue that is cost effective, and when possible free, while providing the local community with an inclusive, welcoming location to meet. The Community team will vet each request against local cost of living before granting approval. 

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