Securing a data-informed future

We are delighted to announce that more funders are coming together to support a more data-informed sector, with grants to support 360Giving’s work in 2019 and beyond.

In awarding a £20,000 grant for 2019, Pears Foundation’s Sir Trevor Pears CMG said “As passionate believers in the importance and value of philanthropy, we are delighted to be offering core support to 360Giving. We do, of course, also publish our foundation’s data, and hope that even more funders continue to join this growing movement supporting evidence-based, collaborative giving.”

Paul Hamlyn Foundation has made a grant of £75,000 for 2019-2021. Their Director Jane Steele commented “With almost 100 funders now signed up to share details of their grants, 360Giving represents an important resource, sharing invaluable data that can generate a clearer and more accessible picture of philanthropy across the UK. We are pleased to continue to play our part in the effort towards greater transparency and hope it yields dividends for grant-makers and grant seekers alike.”

Fran Perrin, Chair of 360Giving, responded “Receiving financial support from the Pears Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation shows that these grantmakers have a deep understanding of the importance of open data to the UK grantmaking infrastructure. We particularly appreciate their support as we embark on our second 3-year strategy, where we will be focusing more on helping funders to use data and tools to become more data-informed in their work.”

More details about our current funders and how we have spent our grants.