Using the data

Find out about who uses 360Giving data and how you can you can use it to answer your questions or tackle a data project 

Using the data

Whether you’re a grantmaker, analyst, academic or researcher, there are many ways you can use 360Giving data to answer your questions or tackle a data project. 

Who uses 360Giving data? 

Funders of all shapes and sizes share information about who, what and where they fund using the 360Giving Data Standard. This means that billions of pounds’ of grants data can be combined and compared across the UK, giving us a fuller picture of grantmaking.

Because it’s open data, anyone can access and use it for free.

  • Funders use the data and tools to see where they fit in the UK grantmaking picture. This helps them understand themselves better and coordinate with other funders.
  • Charities use the data and tools to explore funding for their cause, and to support research and planning. 
  • Researchers, academics and technical users use the data to get a better picture of what is being funded and delivered across the UK.

To find out more about how to use the data, explore our tools, our services and support and book onto our 1-1 Data support sessions.

To get inspiration see how the data is already being used in our reports, publications and analysis.

Technical users

To help developers, data analysts and other technical users to access and use grants data published using the 360Giving Data Standard, we have detailed guidance on the 360Giving Data Registry, the 360Giving Datastore, our licences, contributing to 360Giving software and more.