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Wikimedia UK

Coordinates: 51°30′18″N 0°06′00″W / 51.50510°N 0.09989°W / 51.50510; -0.09989
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Wikimedia UK
FoundedNovember 2008 (2008-11)
TypeEducational charity
Registration no.1144513[1]
Coordinates51°30′18″N 0°06′00″W / 51.50510°N 0.09989°W / 51.50510; -0.09989
Area served
United Kingdom
MethodPublic outreach
255 (as of 1 August 2012)[2]
Key people
  • Nick Poole
    (Chair of the Board)
  • Lucy Crompton-Reid
    (Chief Executive)
£593,091 (2016/7)
Formerly called
Wiki UK Limited

Wikimedia UK (WMUK) is a charity that helps people who work on Wikimedia projects in the United Kingdom. It is a Wikimedia chapter owned by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Wikimedia UK started out as Wiki Educational Resources Limited. However, because of money problems they became Wiki UK Limited. They failed to get charitable status at first. As a result, the group made changes to what it did so it could become a charity.

The group has worked with museums and others. They have organised things for volunteers in the United Kingdom to do. Some of the organisation's board members have been in controversies because of what they've done on Wikipedia. There were claims that a Wikimedia UK staff member was promoting Gibraltarpedia.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Charity framework". Charity Commission for England and Wales. Retrieved 24 February 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. Symonds, Richard. "Re: [Wikimediauk-l] [WMUK Board] Statement regarding Ashley Van Haeften, Chair of Wikimedia UK". wikimediauk-l mailing list. Retrieved 18 August 2012.