Applause Genie uses Google Drive with all our grant clients, as it allows us to collaborate easily with you on your grant application and saves you time. 

Google Drive provides a secure and accessible platform for storing and sharing sensitive grant-related documents, such as proposals and financial statements, between Applause Genie and our clients. 

It allows for real-time collaboration, where both parties can work on the same document simultaneously and make comments or suggestions. This can increase efficiency and streamline the grant writing process. 

Google Drive's cloud-based system means that documents are always backed up and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

How we use Google Drive:

  • We will have folders for each grant you apply for set up in your account, with sub folders where you can upload the supporting information required.
  • The Google Drive account will include all the files and folders we need to work on your grant application, including funding body guidelines and FAQ's if we require them.
  • We work on grant questions and budget in documents and spreadsheets set up inside your Grant Folder, meaning you can easily access the work we have been doing on your behalf.
  • Instead of emailing or phoning you constantly, we tag you in questions on the Drive documents and spreadsheets, meaning you can log in and answer them when you are ready.
  • You will be able to easily answer our questions inside Google Drive, by replying within the app.
  • You will be able to ask questions of our team in the same way.
  • You will be able to add to the documents and upload information, photos, and other collateral we will require for your information.
  • It stops documents from getting lost. Like most businesses, Applause Genie receives numerous emails each day. If you email us supporting documents as attachments, or responses to questions we have asked you within the Google Drive app, there is a risk of the information getting lost. Using a central tool helps us do our best work for you.