UK-based users of Wikipedia will notice fundraising banners across the site for the next few weeks as the Wikimedia Foundation begins its annual fundraising appeal.
The annual fundraiser brings in the resources needed to keep the Wikimedia projects freely available to everyone around the world in their own language, and guarantees that Wikipedia will never have to rely on advertising. Donations help to maintain server infrastructure, support global projects to increase the number of editors, improve and simplify the software that supports our projects, and make Wikipedia accessible globally to billions of people who are just beginning to access the internet.
Please do note that Gift Aid in the United Kingdom is not applicable to donations processed by the Wikimedia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with tax exempt status in the United States, but can be reclaimed on gifts made directly to Wikimedia UK as a registered charity in the UK. If you wish to do so please visit our donation page.
To find out more about the fundraising appeal please visit the Wikimedia Foundation website