A Forest of Funders

360Giving Data Visualisation Challenge

Exploring the landscape of UK grant funders through a handmade data visualisation

This data visualisation consists of handmade paper trees. There are 20 trees, one for each of the 20 largest funders. The features of a tree, such as the lengths of its branches and its height, reflect key characteristics of the funder, including the value of grants they have awarded and the themes that they have funded. These handmade trees are an example of a physical data visualisation, where data values are encoded in the attributes of an object. This form of visualisation allows data insights to be communicated in a creative and accessible way.  

Cath Sleeman

Quantitative Research Fellow

by ccm.design