Huge thanks to our 2021 Festival Partners​

At 360Giving, our vision is for UK grantmaking to be more informed, effective and strategic. We help funders publish their grants data openly – in a standard format for anyone to find online and use for free. This helps funders understand themselves better and find opportunities to collaborate, and gives us all a fuller picture of grantmaking in the UK, informing policy and practice.

Catalyst is a collective of digital agencies, funders and charities based in the UK, which works to improve the digital, data and design capabilities of charities and civil society organisations. Our key activities include sharing best practice, connecting charities to the best placed support, and providing funding. Right now, we’re focused on helping civil society respond to the challenges of COVID-19.

DataKind UK

DataKind UK is a nonprofit that believes the same advanced algorithms and techniques that companies use to help predict which movies we want to watch, can instead help us create the kind of world we want to see.

DataKind UK supports charities, local government, and social enterprises to use data science. We run DataDive weekends focused on exploratory analysis and prototyping; and undertake ambitious DataCorps projects with nonprofits to deliver cutting-edge data science solutions. And for those needing lighter touch support, we have regular ‘Office Hours’ drop-in sessions. All our projects are run by our volunteers – data scientists in industry, who give their time to help nonprofits change the world!

Data Orchard helps not-for-profit organisations use data for better decisions and greater
impact. We build data skills and capabilities; gather, explore and analyse data; and
champion the data4good cause through facilitating dialogue and sharing best practice. We produce tools and resources to educate organisations about data maturity and help them access the support they need. As a social enterprise we are values driven and combine our skills in data, statistics, and research with a passion for making the world a better place
socially, economically and environmentally.

London Funders is the membership network for funders and investors of London’s civil society.  We bring together over 170 funding organisations from across the public, private and independent sectors, and work with them to increase the effectiveness of their work.   We’re focused on collaboration – convening funders to connect, contribute and cooperate together, to help people across London’s communities to live better lives.  Follow us @LondonFunders and find out more at

The ODI was co-founded in 2012 by the inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and artificial intelligence expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt to show the value of data, and to advocate for the innovative use of data to affect positive change across the globe. We’re an independent, non-profit, non-partisan company headquartered in London, with an international reach. We work with companies and governments to build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem, where people can make better decisions using data and manage any harmful impacts.

We work with smaller non-profit organisations and community led groups to support their actions and activities, optimising the use of data, the internet, technology and community assets.
Utilizing our breadth of experience and skills, gained from 30+ years of senior management with and in the voluntary and public sectors, we educate, train and support community activists in their objective of improving life in their communities.

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS), founded in 1834, is one of the world’s most distinguished and renowned statistical societies. It is a professional body for statisticians and a charity which promotes statistics, data and evidence for the public good.

The RSS runs Statisticians for Society, a pro bono initiative which connects charitable organisations with professional statisticians who can provide expert help with collecting, analysing and presenting data.

The Small Charities Coalition supports small organisations with a social purpose to change lives, improve communities and broaden people’s opportunities. Our helpline, low-cost training and events, information and mentoring help the people that run small charities through practical and emotional challenges. We also campaign to give small charities a say in the matters that affect them. 

The Centre for Youth Impact is committed to working collaboratively to progress thinking and practice in evaluation, learning, and continuous improvement in youth work and provision for young people. Our vision is for all young people to have access to high quality programmes that support them to thrive.

We work in collaboration with others to develop, test, learn and build momentum for shared evaluation approaches, across a wide range of organisations working with young people.

Wellcome is an independent charitable foundation supporting research to improve health. We support discovery research into life, health and wellbeing, and we’re taking on three worldwide health challenges: mental health, global heating and infectious diseases.