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Below is the Wikimedia UK monthly report for the period 1 to 30 April 2012. If you want to keep up with the chapter's activities as they happen, please subscribe to our blog, join our mailing list, and/or follow us on Twitter. If you have any questions or comments, please drop us a line on this report's talk page.

Program activities


London meetup (56)
Monmouth meetup (1)

The Monmouth meet up had been organised because of the MonmouthpediA project which had brought the WMUK to its first board meeting outside the English borders. Actually this was the first Wikimeet in Wales. Since December of 2010 the project had written over 100 articles in English and a similar number in other languages. This meant that over 50 notable buildings (including most of the pubs) had articles and QRpedia codes had been placed on the notable objects inside several of the buildings.

Manchester meetup (12)
Wikimania bid
Collaboration between WP:MED, Wikimedia Canada and Translators without Borders
English Wikipedia user reaches 1 million edits


GLAM activities

See also the This Month in GLAM UK report for this month.
John Rylands Library
Historic Coventry edit-a-thon


WMF switching to using OSM rather than Google Maps for Wikimedia Mobile


  • There were no microgrants approved this month.

Press coverage

Jimmy Wales
PR industry

The Public Relations Society of America published a journal article on "Measuring Public Relations Wikipedia Engagement". UK media coverage included:

Wikipedia vandalism

Upcoming activities in May

  • (To be copied here from Events at the end of this month)

For events in June and onwards, please see Events.

Administrative activities

Board activities

Wikimedia Commons has media related to the Wikimedia UK board meeting of 21-22 April 2012.

Full board meeting (21-22nd April)

The full board meeting was held at Monmouth Shire Hall in Monmouth. Discussions included the Funds Dissemination Committee, Wikimedia Chapters Association, Chapter Selected Seats for Wikimedia Foundation board, Wikimania scholarships and winners of UK Wikimedian of the Year. For more information, see the Minutes. Videos can also be found on Wikimedia Commons.

News from the Chief Exec

For information on Jon's activities this month, see News from the Office.

Fundraising and Budgeting


This month, we received £624.25 in one-off donations, with 50 individual donations. The average donation amount was £12.485. If anyone would like a full (but anonymised) csv file with more information, please get in touch with and let him know your requirements.

As for direct debit donations, there were 5898 successful direct debits this month, bringing in a total of £23,049.62. We have also begun analysing our Direct Debit attrition rate, which appears to be circa 20%.

Office and Staff

Data Protection registration

Wikimedia UK has been added to the Data Protection Register, registered number Z3098483. Put simply, this means that our data handling, personal records is secure and in line with the data protection act.