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The Cabinet Office recently published data about the Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund, a £30m grant funding stream that ran between 2012 and 2014. The fund was aimed at some of the most deprived areas in the country, providing funds to computer

David Kane, Data Scientist at Beehive, has analysed the open grants data about the fund. His findings suggest that:

  • the fund was successful at reaching the most deprived areas of the country: 35% of grants went to the most deprived 10% of local authorities

  • it also successfully found small and local organisations as recipients - 25% of recipients that are charities have an income of less than £17,000

  • around 500 recipients also received grants from Awards for All, the Big Lottery Funding programme.

Find out more about the analysis: