Indigo were delighted at the recent announcement by the Big Lottery Fund -read here -regarding the release of data sets, as part of its commitment to openness and transparency, thereby allowing trends in giving to be analysed.
Data is only useful when translated into formats that make it easy for the public to interpret. Therefore, Indigo have commissioned four individuals to analyse this data and create visualisations which will be available online at no cost. The aim of this research is to demonstrate how analysis of grant data can contribute to improving the performance of the grant making sectors and this is a huge step in that direction. To date, we have funded £4,000 towards this research.
We are actively encouraging other funders to follow suit. For more information see here.