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Tag: Challenge Fund

  • Revealing the bigger picture

    For the first time, those concerned about social issues are able to easily gain insights into who gives grants for different aspects of our lives and in our places. In response to a unique competition run by 360Giving and funded by the Big Lottery, designers, analysts and data journalists from around the world have been […]

  • Visualisation Challenge judging panel confirmed

    Between April and July 2018 we ran a Visualisation Challenge where we asked people to submit their responses to two questions: Who has funded what themes throughout the years? User-led organisations: Who funds them, in what thematic area, how much funding do they receive and what type of organisation are they? The entries had to […]

  • Data visualisation: truth or interpretation?

    Through our Digging the Data Visualisation Challenge we aim to unlock the potential of 360Giving data to help answer key questions facing grantmakers. Data, and open data in particular, is supposed to represent the truth and objectivity, as well as introduce the facts in an unbiased way. But what does ‘truth’ really mean in the age […]

  • And our burning questions are…

    This blog was written by Sameer Padania, 360Giving trustee.  Thanks to the tireless work of the 360Giving team and their many donor partners, there’s a huge (and growing and growing) amount of data available that anyone can search – free-of-charge – about the billions of pounds of grant funding made locally and nationally in the […]

  • Questions you want open data to answer

    Our Quest for Questions Challenge, a call out to the sector to share the burning questions you want open data to answer ended on 31st January, giving us 67 questions. They provide a comprehensive overview of the sector’s information needs. At the beginning of this journey, we expected to receive a few broad questions focussing […]

  • More data, more use, more answers

    2017 ended on a high note for 360Giving with a UK first. Following the sharing of over £4 billion worth of grants data by two government departments – the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Transport – for the first time ever in the UK it’s possible to compare government grants with those made […]

  • Challenge Fund – seven weeks in

    Seven weeks ago we announced our Quest for Questions as part of our new Challenge Fund project. We have been pleased to discover that there are so many aspects of grantmaking that open data can help understand and advance. Thanks to your engagement, we now have over 20 questions to choose from and we hope […]

  • Let’s ask more of grantmaking and not settle for the status quo

    This blog was originally published by Alliance Magazine on November 27, 2017. Philanthropist Fran Perrin, founder and director of 360Giving, the charity opening up UK grantmaking data, explains why they are launching a Quest for Questions as part of a new Challenge Fund – an open call to the sector to share questions on how data can […]