Who we are

We are the UK charity for the global Wikimedia movement. Our vision is of a more tolerant, informed and democratic society through open knowledge.

At Wikimedia UK we are passionate and committed to open knowledge and free access, not just in the UK but on a global scale. Our staff, trustees, community leaders, contributors and volunteers are all committed to the vision of a world where everyone shares in the sum of all knowledge.

Our principles reflect a key set of values

  • We are transparent in how we work
  • We promote the provision of high quality open knowledge for all
  • We promote the use of free licences, formats and sources that support open knowledge
  • We encourage, involve and recognise the contribution of our volunteer community
  • We support, encourage and promote diversity within our community
  • We are an independent UK charity that engages actively with the global movement
  • We learn from and openly share our learning with the global Wikimedia movement

Not all wikis are Wikimedia
The word “wiki” refers to a website built using collaborative editing software. Projects with no past or existing affiliation with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation, such as Wikileaks and wikiHow, also use the term. Although these sites use “wiki” in their name, they have nothing to do with Wikimedia.

Our people

Wikimedia UK staff by John Lubbock.

Meet our staff team.

Our board

AGM 2019 by John Lubbock, edited by Katie Crampton (WMUK)

Meet our Board members.

Our strategy

A map of Wikipedia project usage across England.

Read about what drives our delivery themes.

Annual reports

Wikimedia UK Strategic Report 2020/21 cover by Effusion

Read about our impact, governance and finance.


AGM 2019 by John Lubbock, edited by Katie Crampton (WMUK)

Wikimedia UK has an office in London, but all staff are currently working remotely. Our address is Europoint Centre, 5-11 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ.

Connect, learn and share with the Wikimedia UK community on the Wiki

Trust and safety

Wikimedia UK believes that all interactions with the Wikimedia projects should be free of harassment, abuse, discrimination and other forms of unwelcome behaviour.