Unleashing the Impact of Grants Data: Our 2022-2025 Strategy
360Giving’s vision is for grantmaking in the UK to become more informed, effective and strategic.
Our 2022-25 strategy – Unleashing the Impact of Grants Data – aims to shift the norm from funders sharing data to using it, and create a permanent transformation in data culture and practice.
Since we were founded in 2015, 360Giving has transformed the way that the funding sector shares and understands data. Publishing open grants data has become expected practice, rather than best practice, for a range of grantmakers. On our flagship search engine, GrantNav, there is now a critical mass of open, comparable information available on UK grants for the first time.
Looking ahead, we need to build on this momentum, and use our learning and the tools we have developed to support UK funders to shift the norm from merely sharing data to using it in their day-to-day work. This includes using data published using the 360Giving Data Standard to inform more strategic initiatives and collaborations.
Ultimately we’d like to see more money going to where it is needed most, and we can help to achieve this through supporting a greater understanding of the grantmaking picture. Now is the time for a permanent transformation in data culture and practice. Our strategy sets out how we are going to work towards this aim.
In ‘Unleashing the Impact of Grants Data’ we have set our four goals. They are:
- Goal 1: Increase relevant data available for informed decision-making
- Goal 2: Improve the quality and depth of data for increased usefulness
- Goal 3: Enhance data use for greater impact
- Goal 4: Lead and influence practice for impact
To achieve the above, 360Giving is going to seek out even more proactive collaborations, and use our voice to champion a positive environment for us (and others) to work within.
Our strategy includes more detail about our priority activities and how we are changing, which include developing the 360Giving Data Standard, increasing analysis and developing new services in response to demand.
360Giving is also making sure to share our learning with others in the civil society and open data sectors, and we’ll also be honest about our processes and what does and doesn’t work.
2019 – 2021 Strategy – Unlocking the Power of Grants Data
Our 2019-2021 strategy – Unlocking the Power of Grants Data – focused on helping funders to go beyond sharing data, to improving its quality and using it more in their day-to-day work.