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Launch of online platform Brevio will help charities get funding

Researchers from the School of Management have helped to develop a new online platform that connects charities with would-be investors.

An illustration of a hand writing 'Do more - Donate' on a notepad.
As we live through the hardship of a pandemic, Brevio's work is more important than ever

Brevio is a new social enterprise which helps charities save time and cut through red tape when applying for funding. It works by matching investors and grant providers, who hope to fund worthy causes, with charities that meet their funding objectives.

Research by Professors Dimo Dimov, Alistair Brandon-Jones and Julian Padget has been crucial to the development of the platform.

In 2018 Brevio commissioned academics at the School of Management to look into the impact of inefficient processes in the Third Sector. This research, featured last year in The Telegraph, found that £1.1 billion per year is spent on staff costs writing grant applications, 66% of which fail.

Brevio’s solution was to create one standard application form, which charities fill in just once. The platform then automatically matches them with funds for which they're eligible.

Dimo, Alistair and Julian serve as Non-Executive Directors, alongside CEO Philip Hodgson, who is an MBA alumnus, and founder, Marcelle Speller OBE. Also on the board from the private sector are William Priest and Billy Wright.