Grants up to £2,500 for small UK registered charities that are helping individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder recover from the impact of COVID-19.


o Application deadline: Monday 12 August 2021. Please note that the programme will open to applications on Thursday 1 July 2021.

o Funder: The Jeans for Genes Campaign (charity number 1194407. The Jeans for Genes Campaign registered with the Charity Commission on 10 May 2021. As a newly-registered charity, it is not required to return its annual accounts until 10 months after its first financial period ends).

o Who can apply: UK registered charities with an annual income of under £100,000.

The Jeans for Genes Campaign has announced that it is changing the way in which it funds UK charities. In the forthcoming grants round, which will open to applications on 1st July 2021, the charity’s focus will be on supporting small but vital disorder specific charities adapt, respond and recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

A simplified grant application will be open for genetic disorder charities in the UK from Thursday 1 July 2021. In this funding round, Jeans for Genes will be awarding a series of one-off unrestricted grants of £2,500 with no matched funding requirement.

To be eligible to apply charities must:

1. Be registered with either the Charity Commission for England and Wales, The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland of The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
2. Be a disorder specific charity or a charity whose beneficiaries are solely those with genetic disorders. We are aware that there are many other types of organisations supporting a range of beneficiaries that include those with genetic disorders among them (for example, hospices and special schools), but for this funding round this is not our focus.
3. Have been operating for a minimum of three years.
4. Have an annual income of less than £100,000 (as reported in their most recent set of accounts filed with The Charity Commission).
5. Have unrestricted reserves that stand at less than six months running costs.
6. Be able to demonstrate that their finances and mission delivery have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, 
7. Not have received a Jeans for Genes grant in 2020.

Jeans for Genes will be holding two Zoom Question and Answer sessions during the application window for potential applicants on the following dates:

o Tuesday 6th July: 10:30am to 11:30am, and
Tuesday 13th July: 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

Please email Danielle Singleton, Community and Grants Officer, at danielle.singleton(at) if you would like to attend either of these sessions and she will send you a link to join the meeting.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is Thursday 12 August, for funding to be allocated to charities by November 2021.

Further information about Jeans for Genes grants can be found on the charity’s website.

Contact details for the Fund are:

Danielle Singleton
Community and Grants Officer
Jeans for Genes
Old Quarry View
Higher Street
West Chinnock
TA18 7QA
Tel: 0800 980 4800
Email: danielle.singleton(at)

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