Over 200 funders now publishing their grants data
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.
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|
|Other independent trusts and foundations||56|
|Central government departments or devolved governments||17|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.