The Social Economy Data Lab is home to a set of projects which are developing ways in which charities, social enterprises, grant funders and social investors in the UK can collectively make better use of data.

Social Investment

We are working to create a better informed and more transparent social investment market in the UK, with better measurement of impact, increased lending efficiency and more strategic decision making.

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Open Diagnostic

We are taking a user-led approach to developing a diagnostic service for charities and social enterprises, which makes the best use of existing sources of data, such as Charity Commission records and 360Giving.

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Data Trust

We are establishing a civic trust for data, working with a partnership of social economy actors including grant funders, social investors and social organisations that have accessed social investment or grant funding.

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