Celebrating Open Data Day

March 2, 2018

Saturday 3rd March is Open Data Day. The Dulverton Trust is pleased to be one of a number of funders in the grantmaking sector to share details of our grantmaking using the open data standard developed by 360Giving. By sharing this grants data openly, we hope to make it easier to find and compare grants made across the UK. This means charities and fundraisers can access information about who might fund them and grantmakers can make more informed decisions.

We first started publishing in 2015 with ten-years of grants data, and continue to publish three times per year. You can find our grants data on our website here as a spreadsheet. It can also be seen alongside other funders that are sharing their data openly on platforms such as GrantNav and Beehive.

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The Dulverton Trust appoints new Director

January 18, 2018

After almost eight years leading the Dulverton Trust, Andrew Stafford will be retiring from his position of Director at the end of February. During his time at the Trust, Andrew has managed a major office refurbishment, leading to a rental income stream; modernised Trust working practices by moving to the cloud; seen the endowment grow from £72 million to £94 million, increased the grants budget from £2.75 million p.a. to £3.6 million p.a.; and forged partnerships with the Four Acre Trust and Murchison Partners as part of a more proactive approach. Andrew has also recently stepped down as Trustee of ACF after five years. Trustees and staff are extremely grateful for his exceptional leadership and support and wish him all the best with his retirement plans.

After a rigorous recruitment process, Trustees of the Dulverton Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of Anna de Pulford as the new Director. Anna was previously Grants Director at the Dulverton Trust before moving to Nesta as their Digital Transformations Lead, and more recently was Director of Yoti Foundation.  Anna developed a customisation of the Salesforce CRM platform to manage the grant-making process, which is made available to grant-making charities, free-of-charge. Anna is also on the Board of Trustees for 360Giving, a charity that supports organisations to publish their grants data in an open, standardised way in order to support decision-making and learning across the charitable giving sector. We look forward to welcoming Anna who will join the Trust in early February.


New website and re-opening for grant applications

January 8, 2018

The Dulverton Trust has launched a new website which has better functionality and is mobile-ready. We hope it is easier for applicants to find the information they need and we would welcome any feedback.

We have also re-opened for applications to be considered for the June 2018 board meeting and beyond, after temporarily closing due to overwhelming demand. Please note, although we have clarified some of the guidance, the eligibility criteria and application process remains unchanged.