Do we want to add percentage splits of location to grants?


#1

If a grant is to two or beneficiary locations, do we want to show how they split in percentage?

For example, a grant for East London supports 60% of Tower Hamlet and 40% of Hackney?
Can grantmakers / grantees even quantify this?

See more on the GitHub issue


#2

Some grantmakers tell us they do quantify this in their own internal systems. If we can provide them with a way to publish this data without requiring them to do anything different or new with regards to agreeing splits then that’s seems worth doing.


#3

It looks like in the standard the beneficiaryLocation field is an array, so this would probably be the place to put it. In fact the beneficiaryLocation.description field says:

This could include details of the element of the activity that takes place here.

Which would probably fit what you’re suggesting.

I think it is a question about how grantees would quantify this though. It would be easiest if this reflected where the money was spent (ie for a grant that supported multiple services across the country), but if it was something like a community centre on the border between two areas then it would be difficult to say how many beneficiaries came from either side/what the intensity of their involvement was.