Who we are

We are the UK charity for the global Wikimedia movement. Our vision is of a more informed, democratic and equitable 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.

We strive to act with integrity in upholding and inspiring the following values

We are working towards the following long term outcomes

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

Black and white the Wikimedia UK staff, with Commons images in the background of a yellow evening primrose and a butterfly.
The Wikimedia UK staff team in London, with Commons images in the background of an evening primrose and a butterfly, both from the Wellcome Collection CC BY-SA 4.0.

Meet our staff team.

Our board

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

Meet our Board members.

Our strategy

Map of hill forts in the British Isles, created in the Wikidata Query Service using data shared by the Atlas of Hillforts by Martin Poulter

Read about what drives our delivery themes.

Annual reports

Quote from Margaret Fuller: "If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it" surrounded by images from Wikimedia Commons
Cover of the 2023 Strategic Report with a quote from Margaret Fuller.

Read about our impact, governance and finance.

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.