Visualisation Challenge receives over 30 submissions

Entries are submitted from all over the world to our Visualisation Challenge.

UK’s largest independent funder shares its data

The UK’s largest charitable funder, the Wellcome Trust, shares £6 bn worth of grants with 360Giving.

The Foundation Center starts using 360Giving data

The Foundation Center starts using 360Giving data in its Foundation Maps platform.


Beehive platform launched

After two years of development and testing, Beehive Giving is officially launched, helping fundseekers connect to the right funders using 360Giving data.

Funder dashboard concept from ‘Beehive for Funders’

First data use pilot

Our first data use programme is launched, working with grant giving organisations in Greater Manchester.

£4bn of government grants opened up

A first batch of central government grants is published to the 360Giving Standard – for the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Transport – as part of its commitment made under the Open Government Partnership.


£8bn of grants data opened up

£8 billion worth of grants data shared by 20 funders, bringing us closer to our ambition for 80% of UK grants to be openly available by 2020.

GrantNav launched

The GrantNav platform is launched, bringing together open, comparable grants data for the first time – so anyone can easily see who is funding what, where and how much.

Women in Data award

360Giving wins the Open Data Institute’s Women in Data Award 2016, presented by inventor of the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee.


360Giving registered as a company

360Giving is registered as an independent company and spins out of Nesta. A Board of Directors is appointed.

First staff member appointed

A CEO is appointed and 360Giving is registered as a charity.


First steering group meeting

A project steering group is set up by the Indigo Trust with the Big Lottery Fund, Nominet Trust and Nesta. The initiative is met with a strongly positive response from grantmakers. Nesta agrees to incubate 360Giving.