Genesis Community Foundation
The Genesis Community Foundation is the grant giving arm of
Genesis Housing Association and it exists to fund initiatives that
help to sustain, empower and create great places for our
The Foundation is looking to fund projects which will benefit
our residents in one or more of the following areas:
- Financial Inclusion
- Enterprise, Employment and Training
- Health & Wellbeing
- Social Research
Projects which do not show a clear link to any of the five
themes are not suitable for funding. All projects submitted for
funding must benefit Genesis residents but can also be open to
other members of the community.
Applying to Genesis Community Foundation
There are two types of awards – Small Grants for projects up to
the value of £5,000 and Large Grants which are awards above £5,000
and a maximum of £50,000. There are separate application forms for
each type of award. Please note that you can apply for less than
the maximum values for each type of award.
All applications will be assessed using the following selection
- Match with GCF priorities
- Relevance of target audience
- Clear evidence of need
- Quality of intervention proposed
- Effectiveness of the solution
- How achievable and timely is it?
- Risk Assessment
- Monitoring and Evaluation method
- How sustainable would it be?
- Value for money
Each application will be assessed against each criterion and
marked out of 5. To be considered for funding, an application must
have a total of score of 40 or above.
Please be as succinct as possible while still explaining the
intended outcomes and impacts of your project. Please tell us if
this service or product is available from another sources, and if
so what is different or better about your proposed project.
All applications must be typed completed and forms emailed to
For more information about the application process please
refer to the guidance document.
The Funding rounds for 2015/6 are in the table below:
||Round 3 2015/16
||Round 4 2015/16
|Deadline for submissions
||23:59 on Monday 14th September 2015
||23:59 on Monday 18th January 2016
|Notification of decision
||Monday 14th December 2015
||Thursday 31st March 2016