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David Kane

  • How much does the UK government give in grants?

    Grants from government are a crucial part of the voluntary sector’s funding mix – but surprisingly, it’s very difficult to find out how much these grants are worth or where they go. NCVO’s latest UK Civil Society Almanac has a figure of £7.3bn for UK charities’ income from central government for 2016/17 (with a further […]

  • 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 […]