Growing numbers and types of organisation are giving direct assistance to individuals, helping other organisations fund their own welfare initiatives, and acting as a source of general grants administration expertise. Grant applications have to gather sufficient information fully to test eligibility and fit with diverse constitutional goals. Case workers may need to visit and interview applicants. Single applications might address multiple, independent funding sources.
alms.NET’s development has been guided by views from across the statutory, voluntary and private sectors, including government bodies and large corporations, as well as charities that themselves disburse funding for capital expenditure, hardship payments, annuities and essential goods.
Application processing has to be lean and streamlined, from assessment to award, while promoting robust monitoring and audit
Define data types and data capture processes per award or scheme
Define steps and checklists to manage and track applications
Produce automated acknowledgements with calls for clarification or further information as needed
Define your application forms on the web; validate and link directly to alms.NET
Assess priority and fidelity to assessment criteria
Support single applications to multiple funding sources
Automatically manage workflow, streaming applications directly to reviewers, assessors and approvers
Process multi-line applications and generate itemised acknowledgments, detailing items approved or rejected
Automatically release conditional awards when all criteria are met
Feed completed applications directly into alms.NET from web-site