Analysing the funding data

Newly published, three separate analyses of data on funding – central government grants, public sector and social enterprise, NHS contracts with charities and others.

Civil Society News examines Central government grants data for the year to March 2014. Of £147 billion of grant funding, only just over 1 per cent (£1.52bn) went to voluntary and community organisations. The majority of that went to a handful of very large bodies.

As part of Open Data Day, Social Enterprise UK and the Cabinet Office have teamed up to publish data showing the money spent by local authorities and central government on social enterprises. Civil Society News has a “data blog” on this, see Social Enterprise UK news release http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/news/joint-open-data-initiative-game-changera-for-the-social-enterprise-industry, or go direct to the Dashboard

NPC has analysed data on NHS contracts awarded by Clinical Commissioning Groups to charities and other providers in 2013-14, at http://www.thinknpc.org/publications/analysis-of-ccg-contracts-data/. Charities and social enterprises were awarded 387 (11%) of the total contracts awarded. David Kane, research at NCVO, tweets: Interesting (and telling) that they needed FOI to get the data – it should be available from CCGs without asking.

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