Genesis Wellbeing Foundation

Last updated - 7 December 2017

Now Open!!!
The Genesis Wellbeing Foundation, the grant-giving arm of Genesis Housing Association, has opened the latest round of funding applications for its Community Fund. Genesis is committed to improving wellbeing in the communities we serve and has a strong interest in investing in projects that enrich our residents and communities, in order to increase their social and economic wellbeing. The Foundation will support organisations and projects with the necessary skills, experience and networks needed to successfully deliver their proposal. There will be two funding rounds:

The Funding rounds for 2017/18:


Round 1 2017/18

Deadline for submissions

  • 2nd October 2017

Notification of decision

  • 1st December 2017


Round 2 2017/18

Deadline for submissions

  • 5th January 2018

Notification of decision

  • 31st March 2018


The Foundation gives two types of award: 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 and you can apply for less than the maximum values for each type of award; however, funding cannot be used solely to cover staff costs.

The Foundation is looking to fund projects which will benefit residents in one or more of the following areas:

  • Financial Inclusion
  • Enterprise, Employment and Training
  • Digital Engagement
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Social Research
  • Volunteering

Projects which do not show a clear link to any of the six themes are not suitable for funding. All projects submitted for funding must benefit Genesis residents but it is also open to other members of the community.  For an application form and guidance notes please email and once you have received it and completed it, please send the application form back to the same email address.

How can I register on one of your programmes?

You can fill in and submit a contact form by clicking this link: ‘contact form’. Once you press ’submit’, the form will be sent directly to us and we will aim to contact you back within 24 hours.

Alternatively you can email us:

I am not at Genesis at present but will be in the future, can I access your services?

Yes you can.