Category Archives: Lottery

Aptivate engaged by #360giving to build data demonstrators and road test data standard

We are going to build some demonstrators to show what can be done with open data about grant making.  Indigo Trust has engaged Aptivate an NGO expert in data manipulation and visualisation to build some demonstrators and in so doing … Continue reading

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Open data in arts and sport grant making – open data hiding in plain sight

Sometimes open data on grant making just pops up unexpectedly.  I was giving evidence to the Warwick Commission on Cultural Value and spent some time poking around in the Arts Council England’s website looking for strategy and policy documents as … Continue reading

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BIG Lottery Fund leads the way to transparency in grant making with colossal data release

We are delighted that BIG Lottery has chosen to lead the way in opening up UK grant making by publishing a huge data set of grants going back as far as 2004. The world of grant making is so opaque … Continue reading

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Promising response from BIG to FOI requests for data

BIG Lottery Fund is the largest of the organisations that distributes money from the state-sanctioned Lottery  in the UK. They have given a helpful response to my two FOI requests.  I made two probing requests – one for a set of grants … Continue reading

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