Our latest data sets on our work with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and volunteers is now available on our website here: www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/policy-and-influence/open-data
360Giving are currently running a pilot initiative across Greater Manchester that will make grantmaking in the region more effective for all.
An estimated £6.1bn of grants were made by UK grantmaking organisations in 2013/14, with £2.2bn coming from government. Within Greater Manchester, the Big Lottery alone has provided over £250m of funding since 2004.
Through a series of free workshops 360Giving will introduce and train organisations in the adoption, use and application of the 360Giving Standard, as well as the use of platforms such as Beehive, GrantNav and the Data Quality Tool. This will enable participating organisations to share their data and build the big picture of regional grantmaking.
This project is relevant to all organisations interested in how grant funding is allocated in Greater Manchester and wants to be able to better coordinate and collaborate with others. It will involve a mixture of workshops, informal training on how to publish to the 360Giving Standard, and one-to-one sessions looking at organisations’ information needs and how open data can support them.
Workshops will run from mid-April for four months and will be thematically based, making them more relevant for participants. The workshops and the support and use of 360Giving platforms and training and is free and open to all.