2009/9/7 Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net>: > In general, I've been wondering whether it would be worthwhile for > WMUK to generally offer limited amounts of travel funds for Wikimedia- > related activities, such as attending appropriate seminars/ > conferences or to carry out research somewhere et cetera. A typical > maximum could be something like £20, but with special cases allowed. > The catches would be that the recipient would have to first give good > reasons in order to get the funding, and then give a report back > afterwards. Depending on the event, the report could be to the board, > on wiki, on the mailing list, in the newsletter, in the form of a > blog post or some combination of the above. > > Depending on the activity, we could then provide the money out of > either the WMF grant or out of general funds. Typically recipients > would probably have to be WMUK members, but exceptions might be > allowed in exceptional cases. It's then an additional incentive to > become a member.
I think it would be a very good thing for WMUK to fund people attending conferences. We already have £500 allocated from the WMF grant for precisely this, so I'm not entirely sure why this is still in question! I would suggest you delegate allocating funds from that budget to the Conference Director - there is no need for the board to vote on everything. Once the WMF grant runs out a budget for this should be provided from general funds. _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org