Church Plant Grants

Who should apply?

We believe our Lord disciples and grows His people through local churches, thus we are committed to supporting existing growing churches and establishing church plants, so that local churches are strong. Our vision is there be:

  • a healthy pipeline of church planters
  • reaching “unchurched” and “dechurched” people
  • churches breaking through the 500 and 1,000 congregational sizes
  • churches handing over from founder planter to second leader
  • strong growing youth groups
  • effective church management
  • local churches value the support provided by denominational centres
  • opportunities for church leaders to grow (e.g. Bible colleges)
  • strong consultative support groups

Please note: If you are unsure of your eligibility as outlined in these guidelines, please contact Genesis BEFORE completing the Preliminary Enquiry Form.

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Applying for a grant

How to apply

Overview of submission process

  • A submission is considered once a year per church.
  • To assess your suitability for a grant, first complete the Preliminary Enquiry Form.
  • If your project is suitable, you will then be invited to proceed to the comprehensive Grant Submission stage.
  • The latest submission dates are available on our home page.

Important guidelines for your submission

Completing the online Church Plant Grant Preliminary Enquiry Form

  • Preliminary Enquiry Forms that do not include all the requested information will not be considered.
  • If you are unsure of your eligibility as outlined in these guidelines, and you wish to discuss the nature of your project to help save time and effort on both sides, you may contact Genesis and request a phone call.
  • Notification of the outcome of the Preliminary Enquiries will be sent via email as soon as possible.
  • In some cases, we may contact you to request further information regarding your Preliminary Enquiry.
  • Genesis reserves the right to seek assistance from external experts in examining and assessing Preliminary Enquiries . Accordingly, applicant organisations should be mindful when preparing their submissions that any material provided to Genesis may be passed on to one or more third parties during the assessment process.

Grant Submission

  • At Genesis’s discretion, you may be invited to provide a more detailed Grant Submission after we review your Preliminary Enquiry Form. Invitations for Grant Submissions will be sent to applicant organisations via email.
  • Submit the completed Ministry Grant Submission Form to manager@genesisfoundation.org.au.
  • The Ministry Grant Submission Form will list any attachments that may be required. Please place the attachments in the order requested and present the total Grant Submission with attachments in ONE PDF file.
  • After completion of your submission, we may contact you (possibly more than once) to seek clarification on the content of your submission.
  • Genesis reserves the right to seek assistance from external experts in examining and assessing submissions.

What happens after you submit?

  • Applicants invited to make Grant Submissions will be advised by email of the decision on their submission, usually within a fortnight of the relevant Directors’ Meeting.
  • If you are successful, you will be sent a letter outlining the conditions of the grant and the payment schedule.
  • You will be asked to give your bank details (for electronic bank transfer of grant payments) and to sign your agreement with the grant conditions including receipting and reporting requirements before the grant commences.
  • Successful organisations should note that Genesis prefers not to accept framed certificates, plaques or other tokens of appreciation.
  • A grant condition is that there be no public recognition of the grant without our prior approval. While Genesis values the spirit in which these acknowledgements are given, organisations are encouraged to express their appreciation in letter format.

For successful applicants

  • Grants are usually paid in the first week of April and October during the “Specified Period” of the grant. Payments will not be made if there are any outstanding receipts and or reports.
  • Please promptly send your formal receipt of each grant payment to admin@genesisfoundation.org.au.
  • You are required to provide Genesis ongoing information to enable monitoring and evaluating the progress of your project.
  • An Annual Report will be required by Genesis within three months of 30 June or 31 December for each year of the project.
  • A Final Report will be required within three months of 30 June or 31 December following the completion date of the project (called the “Specified Period”).
  • The reports are linked to the original Grant Submission planned outcomes and the Grant Conditions.
  • All emails to include in “Subject” the grantee name and unique grant number.

Preliminary Enquiry Form

Your online Enquiry Form will be completed in one session. Please download the Church Plant Grant Preliminary Enquiry Planning Document so you can prepare your responses before completing the form below. Please check the Current Submission Dates here before completing this form (enquiries outside the submission dates will not be considered).

All fields are mandatory, please work within the maximum word count.

 

Grant Submission

When your Preliminary Enquiry has been approved, you will be invited by email to complete a Church Grant Submission. Please download the document to complete, and email to manager@genesisfoundation.org.au.

All fields are mandatory, please work within the maximum word count.

Reporting

An Annual and Final Report will be required by Genesis for Church Plant Grants within three months of 30 June or 31 December for each year. Please ensure you complete within 3 months of your financial year through the Online Report.

 

A Final Report will be required within three months of 30 June or 31 December following the completion date through the Online Report.