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How can you make your grant giving more environmentally friendly?

We know that we have to take action now to secure a healthy planet for future generations.

We also know that sustainability is a high priority for many of our clients, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our solution is as environmentally friendly as possible.

What does this mean for grantmakers, who may have been operating for decades and still rely on traditional paper-based workflows? And, what steps can we help you to take to make your grant life cycles more environmentally friendly?

Our top tips

Making your organisation more environmentally friendly is an integral part of creating enduring and meaningful change in the world – and in your own community. As a grantmaker and changemaker, you can lead the way toward a more sustainable future.

1. Go online – get rid of paper

A good grant management system will allow you, and your applicants and assessors, to manage your entire grant life cycle on screen. No more printing reams of paper in duplicate for a single meeting. Make it simple for everyone by giving clear guidance, at the points it is most useful.  Offer a good and fluid user experience so there is no instinctive move to print. Choose a system that offers long term, stable and secure data storage for archival purposes. 

AIMS helps clients reduce paper waste by facilitating the application, judging, and management of their grant programs through a fully online service, eliminating the need to print and send physical entries.

2. Buy green – check your vendors’ policies

Know your suppliers and their approach to sustainability. Look for a commitment to the areas that matter to you – for instance: use of renewable energy sources, paper-free businesses, carbon offsetting where appropriate, a dedication to minimal travel, and travel in the most sustainable way.

AIMS Software Ltd accepts a responsibility for, and a commitment to, protection of the environment at all levels within the organisation. We comply fully with environmental legislation, sustainability commitments and aim to reduce our environmental impacts with several practical policies implemented. Read our full sustainability policy for full details.

3. Meet digitally – reduce travel emissions

Cutting down or avoiding air travel where possible is one of the most effective steps you can take as an organisation. The right grant management system will allow you to collaborate and communicate directly within the system, allowing your stakeholders to meet virtually. A user-friendly experience is important for your grant management system, to support your transition to a digital meeting process. 

AIMS helps clients reduce the need for travel relating to the assessment of grant applications, as all applications can be viewed securely and remotely online by every stakeholder.

AIMS grant management system is an environmentally friendly solution for awards and grant management.  We help grant makers reduce their environmental impact by providing a fully online grant system.

Get in touch today to find out how we can help you make your grant giving more sustainable.

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