Ministry Grants

Who should apply?

As part of our vision to see God’s Kingdom grow by 2030, we have are particularly interested in receiving Ministry Grant submissions for Bible-based projects in Australia and New Zealand that include the promotion of the message about Jesus and the opportunity for people to respond to Him, and which have a plan to grow to sustainable ministries focused on:

  • Youth
  • Evangelism
  • Christian media
  • Community based ministry, including sports ministry
  • Equipping the African church (with AfCAA accreditation and through established ministry partnerships only)
  • Global ministry efforts

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

Applying for a grant

How to apply

Overview of application process

  • Applications are accepted once a year per organisation.
  • 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 application

Completing the 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 applications 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 submissions will be sent to applicant organisations via email.
  • Appropriate word counts will be provided for your Grant Submission, which will be completed online, and can be saved at any time before submitting.
  • The Grant Submission Form will list any attachments that may be required.
  • Subsequent to completion of your submission, you may be invited to meet with us to discuss your application, including initial evaluation.
  • 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 submissions will be advised, in writing, 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 and receipting 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.

FAQ

Explore the Frequently Asked Questions related to Ministry Grants

Read more ❯

Preliminary Enquiry Form

Your online Enquiry Form will be completed in one session. Please download the Ministry 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.

  • 1. About the Enquirer

  • 2. About the proposed applicant

  • You must answer yes to DGR or TCC (below) or we cannot help you.
  • You must answer yes to DGR (above) or TCC or we cannot help you.
  • 3. About the Request

  • (Detailed KPIs will be requested in the submission form)
  • Please include numeric measurable targets. Detailed KPIs will be requested in the Grant Submission form.
  • Provide an overview of the project budget, including income sources (excluding the Genesis request) over 3 years. Please enter in your different income source on seperate lines. You can add multiple income lines.
    Income sourceYour financial year end 2019Your financial year end 2020Your financial year end 2021 
    Add a new row
  • Provide an overview of the project expenses (excluding the Genesis request) over 3 years. Please enter in your different expenses on seperate lines. You can add multiple expense lines.
    ExpenditureYour financial year end 2019Your financial year end 2020Your financial year end 2021 
    Add a new row
  • Please enter in your different needs/surplus.
    Need/SurplusYour financial year end 2019Your financial year end 2020Your financial year end 2021 
    Add a new row
  • Your financial year end 2019Your financial year end 2020Your financial year end 2021 
  • 4. Other

Ministry Grant Submission

When your Preliminary Enquiry has been approved, you will be invited by email to complete a Ministry 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 Report will be required by Genesis within three months of 30 June or 31 December for each year of the project. Please download the Ministry Grant Annual Report and email the completed form to manager@genesisfoundation.org.au within 3 months of your financial year end.

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”).