Useful stuff on how grant-making works
For this report, we interviewed 21 grant-makers. These range in size from grant- makers awarding less than £1 million a year to the largest who hand out hundreds of millions and from the specialists to the generalists. It is however fair to say that the grant-makers interviewed were predominantly those with wholly or partly open or reactive application processes, as opposed to those who exclusively ask organisations to apply for a grant. In our interviews, we saw both a number of common themes and some areas where grant-makers differed, and we decided to try and set out some of the thinking processes that go on inside grant-makers.