Generosity of a community

The National Lottery Community FundProgressive grantmaking organisations were given a boost today, with the commitment by The National Lottery Community Fund to support the development of open grants data resources for the next three years.

The grant – totalling £490,000 – will enable 360Giving to deliver its new 3-year strategy, which focuses on helping grantmakers to use data in their day to day work and decision-making.

Celebrating with the team, philanthropist and 360Giving Chair Fran Perrin, said “What this generous support gives, is a greater chance for all grantmaking organisations to be clearer about how to use their money to benefit the causes they believe in. Working closely with the funding community, the tools, platforms and opportunities we are developing make it easier for them to use the £26bn (and rising) of grants data that’s being shared – so its not only for analysts and nerds.”

“We are grateful to National Lottery players and to the The National Lottery Community Fund for seeing the importance of open data tools and skills”, Fran added.

Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Community Fund said: “We are proud that National Lottery funding is helping civil society to easily see and understand the flows of charitable funding. 360Giving have made great progress in their first three years. We look forward to seeing them build on this, leading to more organisations sharing and using data for better decision making and learning – all while enabling the grant making community to thrive.”

Read about 360Giving’s plans for the next three years – Unlocking the power of grants data.