Jaap Burgstra saw the light 30 years ago and he wanted to improve things for which there was no money. It took another 15 years before the foundation of the current Fondsenwervingonline.nl was established. What this platform does is present all those 4200 budgets in one environment in a clear and unambiguous way. Thanks to a simplified application process, a higher percentage of applications were accepted.
It can be compared to Marktplaats.nl in terms of navigation. But instead of products or services, you are now looking for funds and subsidies. You use filters and in the end, you come up with exactly what you were looking for to submit an application.
No platform is perfect, and updates are undoubtedly working hard behind the scenes. Because the founder regularly uses the platform, some recommendations were viewed from the customer experience position. These are;
Consolidate database, in reality, there are only about 2100 financing methods, and not 4200+.
Not all tags to filter match or are even dated. This makes filtering more unreliable than it should be.
Application criteria is sometimes outdated, the founder has personally lost a number of application awards here.
It would be better if the revenue model became result-oriented. Successful applications pay a percentage to the platform.
The application process can be simplified and above all automated. It would be nice to be able to make the requests in the platform itself instead of working as an aggregator.
The platform’s general information can be better displayed with clearer word choices, sentence structure, formatting and tone. All this to filter less and understand more in a shorter time.
The platform fulfills a crucial need in Dutch society and it pioneers in an area that we believe should be brought up in several countries. Nevertheless, the price at 30 euros p.m. is considerable or even too high depending on which target group you ask. The proposed updates are really quality-of-life updates and as long as these have not been implemented, the platform does not come into its own well enough to be considered useful.
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