Surprisingly, given the plethora of data that’s around these days about just about everything, it’s currently not possible to find a complete data-set on all charitable grants awarded in the UK. Thank goodness, then, for Indigo Trust Director, Fran Perrin who couldn’t find the information she needed to inform her own grant-making decisions and so established 360Giving with the objective of helping UK grant-makers and grant recipients to become more informed, effective and strategic.
360Giving supports organisations to publish their grants data in an open, standardised way and helps grant-givers (and recipients) to understand and use the data in order to support decision-making and learning across the charitable giving sector. Any grant-making organisation can share their funding data using the 360Giving Open Data Standard, regardless of where, what or how much they fund.
Dunhill’s new strategic plan, published earlier this year has, as one of its key aims, to:
- Strive to be a transparent, learning organisation. We will aim to systematically collect and share the outcomes of our grant recipients’ work and make it openly available, as well as ensuring that our staff and trustees are well-equipped to support the work of our grant-holders.
It was therefore an easy decision for us to join over 50 other grant-makers which are using the 360Giving Data Standard and pool data about our grant awards for community-based organisations. This allows us to start to use the intelligence that this creates to identify need and make more informed decisions about the organisations and projects we fund.
Find out more about 360Giving.