Transparency data

Government grants register

This list shows grant schemes that government departments ran since the 2013 to 2014 financial year.

Documents

Government Grants Awards 2017 to 2018

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Government Grants Schemes 2017 to 2018

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Government Grants awards 2016 to 2017

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Government Grants register 2016 to 2017 (accessible version)

Government Grants register 2016 to 2017

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Government Grants register 2015 to 2016 (accessible version)

Government Grants register 2015 to 2016

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Government grants register 2014 to 2015

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Government grants register 2013 to 2014

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Details

The government puts transparency and accountability at the heart of how it does business, and publishing data is key to this.

The Cabinet Office is continuing to help departments, to ensure that grant making, across government, is more efficient and effective.

The government has developed a database, the Government Grants Information System (GGIS), to capture information about grant funding across the whole of government.

The insight obtained from GGIS data helps grant managers improve the effectiveness of their grant making. It ensures greater scrutiny by assisting with the identification of areas of potential inefficiency, or fraud, throughout the grant making process.

All departments have made good progress in uploading grants data onto the GGIS, which currently contains information on more than £113bn of government grants for the financial year 2017/18.

In autumn 2017, grants data at ‘award level’ for two departments (Ministry of Justice and Department for Transport) was published on GOV.UK for the first time.

Since that publication, the Cabinet Office has continued to work with departments to capture more granular data on grant awards. This has enabled us to publish awards-level data for the financial year 2017/18 for all 17 central government departments. This encompasses formula and general grants at scheme level, and general grants at awards level.*

*Grants definitions can be found in the Government Grants Definitions document.

The GGIS dataset represents the most comprehensive picture of the government grants landscape currently available.

The Government Functional Standards for General Grants were published in December 2016, supported by Cabinet Office guidance. The standards provide the framework for grants administration, underpinned by the guidance in Managing Public Money. Standard 2 requires departments enter details of their grants schemes and awards on the GGIS database.

Published 16 January 2015
Last updated 29 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added: Government Grants Awards 2017 to 2018 AND Government Grants Schemes 2017 to 2018. Updated wording.
  2. The Cabinet Office has published awards level data to 360Giving Standards, an organisation which supports grant giving bodies publish their data in an open and standardised way. The awards data format has been amended so that it fits with the 360Giving standards. Please note – none of the data itself has been changed or removed.
  3. Adding 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 data
  4. Adding 2016-2017 financial year data.
  5. Added data for grant schemes that government departments ran during the 2014 to 2015 financial year.
  6. First published.