360Giving is supporting the development of tools and platforms that help people to find and use the data.
Beehive is a free, online tool which enables charities to find potential funding ‘matches’ easily online. It helps address the inefficiency inherent in the grant application process, for both grantmakers and grantees. The tool aims to help grantmakers who find themselves processing huge amounts of applications from charities they are unlikely to support. For grantees, Beehive aims to mitigate time wasted on unsuccessful grant applications.
GrantNav is free-to-use platform that brings together grant data published using the 360Giving Standard; making it easy to view and explore. The tool enables users to search and report in detail on who, where and how much for thousands of grants given by a wide range of UK grantmakers, with further data being added as new publishers share their grants openly.
Greater Manchester pilot
We are running a pilot initiative across Greater Manchester that will make grantmaking in the region more effective for all. Through a series of free workshops we will introduce and train organisations in the adoption, use and application of the 360Giving Standard, as well as the use of 360Giving platforms such as Beehive, GrantNav and the Data Quality Tool. This will enable the participating organisations to share their data and build the big picture of regional grantmaking leading to better co-ordination and collaboration.
Read more about the pilot.
360Giving Data Registry
So far 30 organisations are publishing grants data to the open data standard developed by 360Giving. This means they are sharing information about their grantmaking in a way which allows others to use it easily and for free.
Visit the Data Registry to find links to all the datasets from these organisations available for download.