Template:Summary/2017-2018 round 1/Wikimedia UK

Wikimedia UK has a full programme of activity planned for the financial year 2018/19 that builds on the momentum and success of the past few years. At the halfway point of the current year, the chapter has already exceeded or is on track to exceed most of our quantitative indicators (with our targets, actuals at six months and projected year-end figures included in this proposal). We have also seen significant qualitative outcomes, such as the appointment of the UK’s first permanent Wikimedian at a GLAM institution. 2018/19 is the final year of Wikimedia UK’s 2016 - 19 strategy, during which we will continue to:

  • Work with partners to identify, share and reuse collections that address content gaps on Wikimedia and that enable underrepresented groups to access their heritage and contribute to open knowledge
  • Promote understanding of open knowledge, influence public policy and legislation, and develop our public profile as well as our credibility within the cultural, education and open sectors within the UK
  • Develop our work with educators and learners, expanding our delivery within higher education whilst also piloting new initiatives with the schools sector

We are asking for an uplift in funding in recognition of our increasing reach and impact, and the potential to scale this up further through continued investment in the UK Chapter and the appointment of a part-time Programme Co-ordinator based in Scotland.