10Clouds was tasked with building the ActionFunder platform, which taps into a growing desire among businesses of all sizes to do more to support smaller charities as well as local community initiatives, The role of these initiatives in tackling the climate crisis and growing inequality has been spotlighted during the Covid pandemic.
ActionFunder’s purpose is to use matchmaking for businesses to find and fund community projects, and then capture and celebrate the impact and value that’s generated - all in one place.
There was an existing grant funding model in place, but it was very labour-intensive. The aim was to digitize it. A seamless platform was needed which made it quick, easy and cost-effective for:
- companies and funders to support grassroots projects that fit with their criteria/shared goals
- community groups to apply for and receive funding for their projects
- both to report on progress and evidence impact
ActionFunder had a limited budget and a short desired time to market (3-4 months).