Brevio is a UK social enterprise on a mission to simplify grant research and applications, reducing admin and increasing impact.
We partnered with Brevio to launch an award winning app and website that would revolutionise the Third Sector. Brevio’s solution is a standard grant application form which charities fill in once. Funders enter their criteria into Brevio which automatically matches the charity to the funds for which it is eligible, reducing admin time and allowing organisations to drive their charity’s real purpose.
Setting up a connection
We built a unique mapping system that allowed funders and charities to choose the areas they worked in, and areas they wanted to exclude. To compliment this we created an entirely custom interactive map that let people search and view various geographical breakdowns such as “National Park”, “Council” and “Parish”, all the various areas they were interested in.
To help users refine their criteria we also built an entirely custom interface for ‘Focus Areas’ allowing them to to select a wide range of issues, and sections of the population that they were interested in raising money for.
It’s all in the numbers
With potentially thousands of categories that the user could select for their funding needs, we had built and designed a number of really clear and clean widgets that would allow people to browse and not feel overwhelmed by its user interface. By simultaneously processing the Ordnance Survey, some tens of thousands of geographic breakdowns can be selected by charities.
We topped everything off with a smart search engine that streamlined the process with a feature that pre-populated the typical 90+ questions in the average funding profile by extracting key information from a users public website, including their Companies House records, and their Charities Commission records to make it as easy as possible. This empowered the charities with easy access to hundreds of grants with a single click, all while only allowing eligible people for grants to apply for funders, cutting down the average time for grant approval by orders of magnitude.
Award winning design
While the back-end magic was being created we refined the Brevio brand for the web with a new logo, fresh and bright colour palettes and characterful iconography and illustrations. The website had to be full of life and inspire people with the possibilities of how Brevio could change the history of their organisations by highlighting the problem and selling the story of revolution for funders and charities alike, one that drives their new game changing system.
It’s rare to get the opportunity to work on something that stands to make a real difference in the world. Brevio is already changing lives, and it has been a privilege to help them build their platform over the last few years. Their multi-award-winning app and website is a great source of pride for us at Storm, and we look forward to seeing the waves it makes in the years to come
— Storm Project Team
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