Activities/Proposals/Seed grant

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Seed grant[edit | edit source]

Outline[edit | edit source]

The chapter needs income of £5,000 before it can register with the Charity Commission.

Benefits[edit | edit source]

Registering brings considerable benefits, such as status, perceived trust and cheaper costs. The alternative currently pursued is to register with HMRC, which is subject to significant delays.

The money itself can be earmarked by the WMF for particular projects, current or future.

Financial requirements[edit | edit source]

Our total income has to be brought up to £5,000. We have already raised around £300, so we need a further £4,700.

Other potential sources of funding are appeals to members and supporters.

Volunteering[edit | edit source]

No volunteers needed.

Discussion[edit | edit source]

This would be better done through a series of specific projects or general fundraising than as a proposal to the WMF. Mike Peel 19:50, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

If we win the Wikimania 2010 Oxford bid, we might generate enough turnover/income to qualify for registration with the Charity Commission. – Kaihsu 22:11, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Funding was requested for this as part of the "Kick Start" grant application to the WMF here. Mike Peel 11:51, 27 June 2009 (UTC)