Over a £1 billion goes on charity staff costs for writing grant applications per year – two thirds of which fail.
Brevio published this research in November 2019 – and with new grant applications popping up everywhere to cover the impact of the pandemic, the need for a long-term, sector-wide solution to reduce inefficiencies has become ever more apparent.
Charities waste too much time searching for funds and checking eligibility against long complex documents. Sharon Erskine from Homestart in Scotland says this is a clear problem for her organisation: “The amount of time I spend just finding funding that is a good fit for our service is mind blowing.”
Penny Hay, direct of research at House of Imagination says: “We all need to work together and demand a change in the way we research and apply for grants."
To help grant-making organisations, trusts, foundations and individual philanthropists connect with charities they may never have discovered under the current system, Brevio has opened up its platform.
Hay adds: "Brevio is brilliant. The sector has been wanting this for decades. I think we need to ask funders to make all their applications available on Brevio. I'm sure it would only take them a few hours to set up.”
Can charities express their competitive edge in unique projects when writing applications digitally? It's a growing concern for those involved.
To combat this, Brevio provides opportunities to set up multiple unique funding needs ranging from capital or core costs to project and new ideas, capacity building, as well as monitoring and evaluation.
Funders can also ask customised questions enabling further creative demonstration of a charity's focus.
Funders, charities and everyone involved in the sector has to work together to create collective change. Signing up to Brevio is casting a vote for a fairer and less bureaucratic system for all.
Brevio holds a weekly webinar to show you more, which you can sign up for easily here >>>