Wikimedia UK believes that open access to knowledge is a fundamental right, and a driver for social and economic development. A registered charity, we work with the Wikimedia Projects such as Wikipedia to enable people and organisations to contribute to a shared understanding of the world through the democratic creation, distribution and consumption of knowledge. 

Wikimedia UK works in partnership with organisations from the cultural and education sectors and beyond in order to unlock content, remove barriers to knowledge, develop new ways of engaging with the public and enable learners to benefit fully from the educational potential of the Wikimedia projects.

We support the development of open knowledge in the UK, by increasing understanding and recognition of the value of open knowledge and advocating for change at an organisational, sectoral and public policy level.

The chapter is committed to developing our community of volunteers, editors and members through high quality training, competitions, community engagement and consultation, small project grants, and other forms of support.

If you share our commitment to open knowledge and would like to get involved in our programmes, or would just like to find out more about how Wikimedia works, please explore this site or get in touch by emailing info@wikimedia.org.uk.