Activities/Wikimedia UK centre

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Location: Main cities like: Manchester, London, Cardiff, B'ham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Glasgow, Southhampton, Liverpool,

First city: London, Manchester or B'ham

Activities:[edit | edit source]

  • Internet access - restricted eg. no gaming,
- Some computers higher restricted (just Wikipedia, etc.) to ensure they are always accessible (and to appease paranoid parents)
  • Offline copies of encyclopedia
  • Free courses: Supported perhaps by businesses
- How to reseach on Wikipedia
- How to contribute to Wikipedia
- More general stuff? actually yes, i mean if we can provide proper courses?
  • Bookshelf full of reference books (there is more to life than the web!)
  • Coffee machine
  • Super-fast access to Wikipedia via local squid server

Costs:[edit | edit source]

  • Rent
  • Salaries
  • Electricity
  • Council rates
  • Fast web connection
  • Coffee
  • Liability insurance
  • Contents insurance
  • Computer hardware


Sources of money:[edit | edit source]

  • Sponsorship
  • Grants (charities and government)
  • Merchandise
  • Direct donations
  • WMUK general funds
  • WMF grants? (we should definitely talk to the foundation)

Budget[edit | edit source]