This research focuses on a group of community organisations that often get overlooked, and yet play a crucial role in bringing people together in local communities, frequently providing activities and services that others don’t. Its principal aim is to explore how this knowledge and evidence gap can be reduced and how better data can provide insights into their role and contribution in society.
The report outlines the results of a process used to discover and analyse these below-the-radar organisations working in communities across the UK. It draws on data published to the 360Giving data standard to identify a set of organisations that received grants from UK foundations but could not be found using other administrative sources, such as registries of regulated organisations (like registered charities).
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