Our Data – 360Giving

As part of our goal to be an accountable and transparent funder we are making data about our grant giving available for others to access and use. We are doing this using the 360Giving Data Standard.

Publishing grants data using the 360Giving Data Standard brings lots of benefits, both for grantmakers and communities. Some key reasons for funders to publish include:

  • Understanding ourselves better– The publishing process encourages funders to consider what information we collect, how to present it, and what is missing. Once published the grants data can be explored and seen in new ways, for example through tools such as GrantNav and 360Insights.
  • It saves time and money for the sector– When financial flows are opaque, collaboration between funders is harder and grant applicants face significant information barriers. Open grants data gives a fuller picture of funding across the UK, so funding can be more informed and effective. It also helps charities to identify potential partners and collaborators.
  • Enabling new and innovative research– The data contributes to research that supports the funding sector, such as our analysis of Specialist Legal Advice Providers. This will result in more informed, evidence-based and strategic grantmaking in the long term.
  • Better outcomes for recipients– By saving resources and enabling better, more targeted funding decisions, 360Giving data helps funders focus on what’s most important: meeting the needs of the people, organisations and causes that they support. Funders can also compare and analyse their own grants data alongside hundreds of other funders.
  • Demonstrating values– Publishing our data sends a message that we are transparent and part of the open grants movement. It means we are doing our bit to help make grantmaking in the UK more informed, effective and strategic.

Our grants data is made available using the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). With this license, anyone can share or adapt our data for any purpose, even commercially. The only restrictions are that you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and note any changes made.

Find out more about the CC BY 4.0 license.