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Big Lottery Fund Grants Data on OpenSpending

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  • Rufus Pollock
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The Big Lottery Fund have been doing some great strides with open data publishing all of their historical grants data as open data at: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/research/open-data

This seemed perfect for OpenSpending and so with a few minutes of data wrangling we’ve got the data into OpenSpending (only 2012/2013 data so far):

https://openspending.org/big-lottery-fund-grants

You can already get some nice overviews, for example

By local authority then grantee

Note: this is just 2013 data (not 2012 + 2013)

big-lottery-fund-grants-local-authority-grantee-os

By region then local authority then grantee

https://openspending.org/big-lottery-fund-grants/views/region-local-authority-grantee-2013-treemap

Create your own

You can create your own at: https://openspending.org/big-lottery-fund-grants/views/new