Jeans for Genes Grant Programme - Jeans for Genes

Jeans for Genes Grant Programme

The Jeans for Genes grant programme is open for applications between 1 September and 16 October 2022 and through this grant programme we are trying to achieve two ambitious impact goals:

  • Organisations serving the genetic condition community become stronger, more resilient and sustainable improving their ability to meet need and provide appropriate support in the long term; and
  • Every individual in the UK living with a genetic condition and their family is able to access the appropriate support at the time they need it so that they feel supported, valued and included.

In order to work towards these impact goals, the 2022 Jeans for Genes Grant Programme will  be comprised of two strands of funding:

  • Core costs – we will award front line, genetic condition charities single year grants of up to £3,000 towards their organisation’s core costs to enable them to be in a stronger, more resilient position to continue to provide vital support to their communities, in the long term.
  • Project funding – we will award single year project grants of up to £5,000 to a wide range of organisations working within the genetic condition community so that individuals living with a genetic condition and their families can access the right support at the time they need it.

We operate a simple one stage application process for both funding strands but each strand has its own eligibility criteria, funding priorities, maximum grant size, application form and monitoring requirements. These are summarised below and the application pack for each funding strand will be available to download on 1 September 2022.

Please note we can only accept one grant application per charity each year.  You cannot apply to both funding strands.

Please select a funding strand

Core Costs Grant

Core Costs Grant – Key Details

Impact Goal

Organisations serving the genetic condition community become stronger, more resilient, and sustainable improving their ability to meet need and provide appropriate support in the long term.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered charity
  • Based and delivering work in the UK.
  • Genetic condition specific charity or a charity whose beneficiaries are solely those with genetic conditions and their families
  • The organisation must be at least 18 months old and have published their first set of annual accounts.
  • An annual income of between £20,000 and £250,000
  • The organisation must have been in receipt of a Jeans for Genes project grant within the last five years.

Grant size

£3,000

Project Grants

Project Grant – Key Details

Impact Goal

Appropriate support is available for all individuals living with a genetic condition in the UK and their families, when needed so that they feel supported, valued and included.

Eligibility criteria 

  • Registered charity or constituted patient group
  • Based and delivering work in the UK
  • Maximum annual income £ 1 million

Grant size

Up to £5,000