New Data Champions programme

Inviting managers in independent grantmakers to collaborate and learn how to grow a data culture.

Four data champions tell their stories

Launched our 3-year strategy

Unlocking the power of grants data marks a shift – empowering grantmakers to use grants data for decision making.

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Winning a Digital Impact Award

We were honoured to win the DigitalAgenda Business Transformation Impact Award

100 funders share their grants data

The Nuffield Foundation become the 100th grantmaker to share their data.

360Insights platform launched

360Insights combines and visualises 360Giving, charity and other data to help give deeper insights into grantmaking.



360Giving Standard adopted by UK Government

The Open Standards Board selects the 360Giving Data Standard for use by central government departments and their agencies when disclosing grant giving data.

Visualisation shows who funds with who

With 360Giving data it’s now easy to see the connections between funders.

360Giving data used in major homelessness research project

NPC’s report helps civil society understand funding flows.

Guide to sharing data responsibly

Helping funders to think about how to have better conversations about responsible data.

Visualisation Challenge receives over 30 entries

UK’s largest independent funder shares its data

The UK’s largest charitable funder, the Wellcome Trust, shares £6 bn worth of grants with 360Giving.

The Foundation Center starts using 360Giving data

The Foundation Center starts using 360Giving data in its Foundation Maps platform.


First data use pilot

Our first data use programme is launched, working with grant giving organisations in Greater Manchester.

Beehive platform launched

Beehive Giving is launched, helping fundseekers connect to the right funders using 360Giving data.

Funder dashboard concept from ‘Beehive for Funders’

£4bn of government grants opened up

A first batch of central government grants is published to the 360Giving Standard – for the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Transport – as part of its commitment made under the Open Government Partnership.


£8bn of grants data opened up

£8 billion worth of grants data shared by 20 funders, bringing us closer to our ambition for 80% of UK grants to be openly available by 2020.

GrantNav launched

The GrantNav platform is launched, bringing together open, comparable grants data for the first time – so anyone can easily see who is funding what, where and how much.

Women in Data award

360Giving wins the Open Data Institute’s Women in Data Award 2016, presented by inventor of the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee.


360Giving registered as a company

360Giving is registered as an independent company and spins out of Nesta. A Board of Directors is appointed.

First staff member appointed

A CEO is appointed and 360Giving is registered as a charity.


First steering group meeting

A project steering group is set up by the Indigo Trust with the Big Lottery Fund, Nominet Trust and Nesta. The initiative is met with a strongly positive response from grantmakers. Nesta agrees to incubate 360Giving.