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David Kane

  • Find that Charity: the place to go for data on 660,000 non-profit organisations

    Find that Charity, a tool created by our team member David Kane to help look up non-profit organisations, has been updated and refreshed. It now brings together data from 16 different sources and is the most comprehensive database of non-profit organisations in the UK. The updated site,, draws on open data published by official […]

  • How much does the UK government give in grants?

    Grants from government are a crucial part of the voluntary sector’s funding mix. In this post, David Kane uses identifiers to explore the 2017/18 government grants data and understand the types of organisations which received funding.   Updated data Since this blog was released, 16 central UK Government departments have published open data about the grants […]

  • Funding playground – who funds with who in the UK?

    For #GivingTuesday2018 we are sharing a cool new visualisation by data scientist David Kane. Below he talks through what he’s created, and offers a recipe for making (or commissioning) your own version: The great thing about grantmakers publishing data about who they fund in the 360Giving Standard is that we can start to explore the […]

  • 5 ways to get amazing Charity Commission data

    Earlier this month the Charity Commission for England and Wales launched it’s “Statement of Strategic Intent“. One of the five strategic objectives for 2018 to 2023 is “Informing public choice” about charities – and they identify data as one of the ways to use this. As they say: Today, we collect and display basic data […]