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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 residents.

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
  • Volunteering
  • 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 criteria:

  • 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.

Funding Rounds

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
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