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Over 200 funders now publishing their grants data

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We’ve reached a new milestone, with grants from over 200 funders now available to explore in GrantNav. We showcase the diversity of grantmakers publishing their grants data and celebrate this milestone.

We’re delighted to announce that over 200 funders have published their grants data in the 360Giving Data Standard. This means that data on almost 600k grants worth over £110bn can be explored using GrantNav, our free search-engine for grants data. This is a significant achievement towards our strategic goal of normalising open grants data.

Screenshot of GrantNav. Shows 201 funders, 270,101 recipients and 595,273 grants can be explored using the tool

Diverse funders publish grants data

We want to thank some of the funders who recently published their grants data and have brought us to this milestone: The Wimbledon Foundation, Hackney Council, The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund, Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity and GMSP Foundation. Read more about these funders and the grants they’ve published below.

These recent funders include a sports foundation, local authority, family foundation, livery company and place-based funder. This illustrates the diversity of grantmakers who’ve published their grants data in the 360Giving Data Standard – grantmakers of different organisational sizes, funding locations and funding interests. This variety provides a fuller and more representative picture of the UK grantmaking sector. It means that funders can use the data to make more informed and strategic decisions.

The table below highlights the different funder types that publish their grants data as 360Giving data.

Table: Funder types who’ve published their grants data as 360Giving data as at 17th August 2021

Funder type No of funders
Family foundations 56
Other independent trusts and foundations 56
Community foundations 27
Corporate foundations 18
Central government departments or devolved governments 17
Local authorities 15
Livery companies 8
Lottery funders 4
Grand Total 201

The funders that took us over the milestone

Below, we highlight some of the grantmakers that have recently published, including links to explore their grants data in our free tools – GrantNav, 360Insights and our COVID-19 Grants Tracker.

The Wimbledon Foundation

The Wimbledon Foundation is the charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships. It funds community organisations helping the most vulnerable people in the London Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth. It particularly focuses on charities and projects that use the power of sport – especially tennis – to provide opportunities to assist people, especially the young, with education and personal development.

The Foundation has published 106 grants worth £1,317,572 that were awarded in 2020-21 in response to COVID-19. This includes funding as part of the London Community Response Fund. Read more about their Covid-19 response on their website.

Explore their grants on GrantNav, view them in our COVID-19 Grants Tracker and see the data visualised in 360Insights.

Hackney Council

Hackney Council provides funding to the voluntary and community sector in Hackney and is the 6th London Borough council to publish its grant data using the 360Giving Data Standard. The Council was the first local authority to sign up to participate in the London Community Response Fund. Hackney Council has published 182 grants, awarded between Oct 2019 and 30 Jun 2021, worth £4,203,922, and their data includes 62 grants worth £755,000 awarded from their COVID-19 emergency funding programme.

Explore their grants on GrantNav, and on the hackney.gov website.

Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund

Leathersellers’ Company is one of the ancient Livery Companies of the City of London. It’s Charitable Fund gives grants to UK charities, education institutions and university students. The Fund has published open data about grants awarded between 2016 and 2021, worth a total of £11,416,760. This includes 110 grants that were made in response to COVID-19. The Leathersellers’ Company was also involved in the London COVID Response Fund.

Explore their grants on GrantNav, understand the data visually on 360Insights and view their COVID-19 grants on our COVID-19 Grants Tracker.

Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity

The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity was founded in 2018 and currently focuses on tackling homelessness to end rough sleeping in Greater Manchester. The Charity has published 64 grants awarded between 2019 and 2021 worth £2,567,270.  This includes grants made as part of their COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

Explore their grants on GrantNav, view them in our COVID-19 Grants Tracker and see the data visualised in 360Insights.

GMSP Foundation

GMSP Foundation is a family foundation that aims to improve the rights and lives of vulnerable communities by funding grassroots organisations in India and the UK. GMSP Foundation has published 34 grants awarded in 2020 worth £727,407. This includes seven grants awarded in response to COVID-19.

Explore their grants on GrantNav, see their COVID-19 grants on our COVID-19 Grants Tracker and visit  360Insights for their data visualisations.  

 

We want to thank this group and all the funders who’ve published their grants data as 360Giving data. This means that currently over £110bn of grants data can now be explored using GrantNav, and used to make more informed, effective and strategic grantmaking decisions.

To celebrate our 6th birthday we created a visualisation showing how the 360Giving dataset has grown. For further information see www.threesixtygiving.org/2021/07/01/how-has-grants-data-grown.

Find out more about publishing your grants data and what’s involved on our support pages.