Deaf charity receives grant to support local families

A Manchester charity supporting deaf people and their families has been awarded a grant of £2,500 from MAXIMUS Foundation UK.

Craig Savage of Genie Networks received a cheque from Lucy Goundry, a trustee of MAXIMUS Foundation UK, and Rhian Jones from MAXIMUS, who nominated the charity for the award. Genie Networks, a parent-led charity established to support deaf people and their families, is to use the grant to support its ongoing work with families in Greater Manchester to ensure their inclusion within local communities.

The MAXIMUS Foundation UK was founded in 2015 with a remit of providing grants to local charities and non-profit organisations that support disadvantaged groups.  In particular those contributing to personal growth and self-sufficiency in areas of health, employment and community development.

Chris Blackwell, Chairman of MAXIMUS Foundation UK, said:

“Genie Networks does fantastic work in providing support to families both locally and further afield. It’s easy for people and families to be disconnected from their local community, and the efforts of the Genie team help prevent that. It’s important what they do continues to be supported.”

Craig Savage, Genie Networks, said:

“We’re reliant on fundraising to keep our work going. We’re very grateful to the MAXIMUS Foundation UK for their kind grant, which will help support people in our local community.”

MAXIMUS Foundation UK

MAXIMUS Foundation UK was founded in 2015, using the model of the Foundation established by MAXIMUS in the United States. The remit of the Foundation is to provide grants to community groups and charities that contribute to personal growth and self sufficiency in areas of health, employment and community development.

MAXIMUS is one of the Department for Work and Pensions’ accredited providers of the Work Programme, delivering the scheme in West London and the Thames Valley, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the North East Yorkshire and the Humber. MAXIMUS has forty years of experience providing support to help disadvantaged people back into the labour market and has partnered with governments around the world to provide critical health and human service programmes to a diverse range of communities in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. Through its subsidiary Health Management Limited (HML), MAXIMUS is also one of the largest providers of occupational health services in the UK and carries out these services through a dedicated team of highly qualified clinicians. HML is the provider of the DWP Fit for Work service available to GPs, employers and employees.

Genie Networks

Genie Networks is a registered charity, based in Greater Manchester, supporting deaf people and their families.

For further information, please contact Chris Rogers (020 7793 2536 / 07720 054189 / or Mayar Raouf (020 7463 0698 /