What Our Clients Say...
Open 4 Funding
"Stirling Council has subscribed to Open 4 Funding since 2004 and has found this to be an extremely useful, well used service. It empowers businesses, communities and other organisations to discover the kind of funding support that is available and how to access it.
It is an efficient way of accessing relevant information on funding opportunities and is simple to use, accurate and always up to date. Most importantly, it allows the user to make direct contact with the funding providers.
We have received excellent support and assistance from the Idox team and would not hesitate to recommend Open 4 Funding to other local authorities."
Deborah Murray, Service Manager - Economic Support and Tourism, Stirling Council
Open 4 Business
"Open4Business is an important resource for our local businesses, large and small. The comprehensive and easy to search funding database gives them access to a range of funding options to help them grow their ventures. We value the Open4Business service highly. There is no comparable service that offers the range and quality of Open4Business."
Margaret Danbury, Senior Strategic Funds Officer, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Open 4 Community
"I am pleased to endorse the Open 4 Community service that Bath and North East Somerset Council has been using for over five years.
The benefit of this service is that officers throughout the authority, and from within the voluntary sector, have an efficient way of accessing relevant information on funding opportunities."
Susan Bowen, Funding and Programmes Manager, Bath and North East Somerset Council
"In 2011 we purchased Open4Community to enable residents and organisations to do their own funding searches and allow us to focus our time on more in-depth support and bid writing. This is popular service amongst the local voluntary sector as responses to our 2012 VCS Survey demonstrate – over 30% of groups say they make use of the website. We have found this and the GRANTfinder service to be effective and easy to use and would recommend them to other local authorities."
Stephen Frost, Principal Community Investment Officer, LB of Hounslow
Open 4 Learning
"Colchester Institute have subscribed to Open 4 Learning for over 2 years and during that time the service that we have received from Idox has been excellent.
We have found Open 4 Learning to be an excellent tool to offer to our students as the search process is comprehensive with all of the organisations that offer student funding being in one place. The beauty of the site is that it is personalised to your organisation (Colchester 4 Learning in our case) and Idox will add information which is specific to your organisation when requested.
We refer students of all ages to our portal, but it is students who are over 19 and on Further Education courses who tend to use it a lot as they are looking for help with tuition fees and living costs. Directing students to the link on our website also saves time in that we are not providing lots of different leaflets that fill up our shelves with a staggering array of information.
A further benefit of Open 4 Learning is that we receive statistic reports on the site usage which provides valuable intelligence for our organisation. The system also conducts an email poll of users for feedback on how valuable they have found the service and the success they have achieved. From feedback received to date students have been successful in obtaining funding from Colchester 4 Learning In some cases from organisations that I had, until now, never heard of.
Finally, as an organisation that holds Matrix accreditation we underwent our reaccreditation a few months back. The assessor was very impressed with the Open 4 Learning website and the publicity that we were giving it through our publications and promotions. In fact it turned out to be a key strength for our service!"
Val Henfrey, Student Finance Adviser , Colchester Institute
If you are interested in Open 4 Funding please contact us on 0844 874 0739, or e-mail email@example.com.