Jeans for Genes is a dynamic, fresh and exciting organisation that aims to provide understanding and support for the genetic condition community by raising awareness and providing essential grants to small charities and emerging patient groups who are focused on changing the lives of individuals and the 10% of families living with genetic conditions.
The annual Jeans for Genes fundraising event that takes place in September, encourages people to wear their jeans to school or to work on a specific day in exchange for a small donation. Small charities and groups that work with people in the genetic condition community are then offered the opportunity to apply for support through our grants programme. Our extraordinary charity partners put the money raised by Jeans for Genes fundraisers to work to change the lives of those across the UK with a genetic condition.
We have recently launched a new grant making strategy in response to what we heard and experienced by working alongside charities and groups during Covid-19 and we are looking for two individuals to join us as part of our grant panel who can commit for a year or two, as we are keen to listen, learn and evolve together
We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who either:
- have a good knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting individuals and families living with a genetic condition. This may be a result of their own lived experience or due to working/ volunteering within the genetic condition community;
- have knowledge and experience of grant giving and the third sector, in particular the types of organisations that support those with a genetic condition.
If this sounds like something you’d like to explore further, please download our Grant Panel Member Recruitment Pack for more information and how to apply.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!