- Click and drag the coloured rectangles in the diagram to explore the flows.
- Hover over the rectangles or flows to see details of funding amounts.
- The original data can be seen in the table further down the page.
Original: Tower Hamlets council Payments to Suppliers over £500.
Scrubbed: Download in CSV format 10kb
How complicated can it be to give a charity a grant?
A Sankey diagram is a particular type of directional flow chart where the width of the streams is proportional to the quantity of the flow. The diagram is read from left to right and different flows - in this case of grants and funding - are seen to combine and split through a series of stages.
This Sankey diagram shows the flow of grants and funding to The Rooted Forum (TRF) within Tower Hamlets council. That's right, within the council. Only at the far right does the diagram show that the funding reaches TRF. Complicated, isn't it?
There should be a further stage after the funding reaches TRF, what exactly happens to the funding. That is not shown in the Tower Hamlets data.
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Why The Rooted Forum?
There is no particular reason for selecting The Rooted Forum (TRF) to illustrate the numerous different stages funding takes within Tower Hamlets council, and other organisations will be looked at in future.
There are several hundred Third Sector organisations funded by Tower Hamlets council, this is the funding for one year of just one. Nothing indicates that anything other than normal council procedures have been followed.
The concept of 'Open Data' is simple. You pay taxes to the Government and Local Authorities which they spend on your behalf. Some of this money is paid in the form of payments to suppliers. Some of these suppliers are charities or other Third Sector organisations.
The raw data of how this money is spent, previously closed to public scrutiny, is now open for you to inspect. Which seems fair.