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We are excited and proud to share our latest work, an ambitious and innovative new collaboration. collates data from regulators, funder accounts and data published using the 360Giving Data Standard to provide an interactive platform for understanding grantmaking in the UK. It is a unique collaboration between 360Giving, the Association of Charitable Foundations, the Association of Charitable Organisations, UK Community Foundations and London Funders, supported by Pears Foundation and CCLA.

You can read more about the background and drivers of the project in our previous blog, Announcing the UKGrantmaking Project.

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About UKGrantmaking

UKGrantmaking collates and analyses information available on grants made in 2022-23, offering an interactive platform that showcases the data and insights on over £20bn of grants from across all grantmaking sectors to the voluntary, community and social sectors.
The platform has been designed with interactive visualisations and tables that can be explored further. Data can be searched, sorted and downloaded, allowing easier access to grantmaking data than ever before.

Whether you are a funder interested in understanding the context your organisation works in, a charity developing strategies for fundraising, or a researcher/policy maker seeking to understand the trends in grantmaking, take a look at UKGrantmaking to help inform your work.
The research and analysis will be repeated annually and is intended that UKGrantmaking will grow and evolve with each annual edition. This will enable 360Giving and partners to develop an approach to longer-term analysis which will consider trends and provide a source of base data that could then be used to “deep dive” into specific areas.

We’re pleased that we have been able to bring partners together for this collaborative project to help us to better understand grantmaking in the UK – and we’re excited to build on it in the years ahead.

We’re proud that everyone can access this valuable data in one place for free, and that it is openly available for people to use for their own purposes. Sharing data in this way will make it easier for everyone to understand, to collaborate, and to support grantmaking to become more informed, effective and strategic.

This data analysis would not be possible without the commitment of funders who publish their grant data openly so it can be used in this way, so a big thank you to our community of 360Giving data publishers.


There is a wealth of information in the new platform – here are a few key highlights:

  • Over 13,000 UK grantmakers distributed over £20bn in grants in 2022-23
  • The vast majority of grantmakers are small, distributing under £1m in grants per year
  • The majority of grant recipients in data published using the 360Giving Data Standard were small charities and reported income under £1m
  • The majority of grant awards are small – grants awarded were most commonly for a year or less and for under £10,000.
  • Foundation giving was over £6.4bn in 2022-23
  • The largest 300 foundation grantmakers increased grant spending by 14%, a real terms increase of 3% when adjusted for inflation
  • Over 2,000 organisations make grants to individuals and families, estimated to contribute £400m a year. The largest 100 funders providing grants to individuals decreased grant spending in real terms by 2%
  • Community Foundations distributed £175m, with the majority going to the most deprived communities in the UK
    Just one third of the total value of grants awarded to London-registered charities was given to charities operating only in London.

This is just a fraction of what is available on UKGrantmaking.


This is the first year of the UKGrantmaking project and we have learnt a number of lessons about the process of compiling the data, about the data itself, as well as the new platform. We will be building on this development and learnings in the year ahead.

You can read more about our approach to analysing the data and our learning in the UKGrantmaking Methodology and data section.

Over the coming months we will be sharing more about our learning, the actions we are taking, and how you can help.

In the meantime, we’d love to hear your feedback on UKGrantmaking. What do you think about it? How have you used it? What would you like to see explored in future annual editions?

Or let us know if you have any questions about the project or the data.