Genesis Wellbeing Foundation
The Genesis Wellbeing Foundation (GWF) is the grant giving arm
of Genesis. The latest round of funding is now open to continue
funding projects that improve wellbeing in the communities we
serve, and enrich the lives of our residents’ social and economic
GWF will support organisations and projects with the necessary
skills, experience and networks to successfully deliver their
proposal. The Foundation awards small (£5000) and large grants
The Foundation is looking to fund projects that will benefit
residents in one or more of the following areas:
- Financial Inclusion
- Enterprise, Employment and Training
- Digital Engagement
- Health & Wellbeing
- Social Research
The Funding timeline for 2017/18
Projects which do not show a clear link to any of the six themes
above, are not suitable for funding. All projects submitted for
funding must benefit Genesis residents but is also open to other
members of the community.
Download an application pack and to understand if your
organisation is eligible to apply,
please read the guidance pack.
If you have any further questions email contact us by email
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are the dates for future rounds?
Funding rounds for 2017/18
- Open date – Monday 4 September 2017
- Closing date for £5,000 – Monday 2 October 2017
- Decisions for £5,000 – Friday 1 December 2017
- Closing date for £50,000 – Monday 5 Jan 2018
- Decision for £50,000 – Saturday 31 March 2018
I need a decision at an earlier date than the published
We are unable to move the decision date as the timetable has
been agreed to allow time to assess submissions and for the Board
I am receiving funding from other organisations/I am
applying for funding from other organisations. Can I still apply to
Genesis Wellbeing Foundation will not fund projects that are
already receiving money from any other source. You must tell us if
you are receiving funding from another source, or have applied for
funding from another source, as this could affect your eligibility
for GWF funding for your project.
Will Genesis Wellbeing Foundation support projects in
any area of the country?
All projects must take place in one or more of Genesis’
operational areas. If a project has no direct benefit to Genesis
residents it is not appropriate for funding from the
Can I appeal against the Board’s decision?
All submissions will be given careful consideration in line with
our selection process and therefore the decision by the Board is
How soon will you respond to my email?
The GWF team will respond to your email within 2 working
Can I apply if the organisation does not have a bank
At the time of submitting your application, you will need to
supply bank account details. If this is not available, we will be
unable to consider your application as we require all sections of
the form to be completed. It may be more appropriate for you to
submit in an application in a future round.
Are awards available for individuals or a
GWF does not fund individuals or a family. All projects must
benefit groups and/or communities which include Genesis’
Can I make more than one application in a Funding
Yes this is fine providing the applications for projects are
clearly distinct and the combined values do not exceed £50,000.
I need to discuss my application on the phone with
someone from the Genesis Wellbeing Foundation?
We are unable to discuss applications in detail over the phone
as we have provided guidance and information about the GWF on the
website. Applicants can read through the inforamtion provided on
our website and guidance notes and consider if it is appropriate to
apply to the Foundation.
Does GWF fund salaries/staff costs?
GWF does not fund ongoing staff costs or overheads. GCF funding
is only suitable for staff costs that are directly associated with
the proposed project.
Can we submit a joint application?
Yes you can but there must be a lead organisation on the
application form. Funds will only be paid to one organisation and
the milestones must be for the project rather than each
Can the GWF provide information to support my
We do not provide research to support your application as we
expect applicants to provide evidence of need for their
Can you send me a list of Genesis addresses in
borough(s) I want to work in?
We are unable to provide a list of addresses as this information
is classed as ‘personal data’ and protected under the Data
How long can our project run for?
We will support any project that is for a fixed period of time.
We will not consider funding projects that are ongoing.
Can we send a completed application by
All completed application forms must be emailed to GWF@genesisha.org.uk