The Furniture Project

CONTACT US 01225 421111

The Genesis Furniture Project has been established for over 20 years and continues to serve the local community by:

  • Providing good quality household goods at affordable prices to people on low income or benefits
  • Collecting donated second hand items and factory end-of-line new stock
  • Offering volunteering opportunities ( more info here)  FP volunteer 2016
  • Disposal service – we charge for this service and can dispose of unsaleable items on your behalf
  • Providing the longer term unemployed with work experience and development

Some Facts and Figures

FP Ros & customer brochure webWe serve about 4300 individuals and families in and around Bath reaching out as far as Chippenham, Warminster, Oakhill and Brislington.

We are Not for Profit. After covering our running costs any surplus from sales is re-invested within Genesis Trust to help the vulnerable within our community

We have helped many people to find jobs by reintegrating them within a working environment, both in our retail warehouse as well as on the vans. Several of our staff started out with us as volunteers or on a work placement programme, and are now (or have been) fully employed by Genesis Trust.

This year we are on target to save some 100 tonnes of household goods from landfill.

We are one of the lowest priced charity outlets for furniture and household goods in the area.

We are currently staffed by 3 full-time employees who oversee the work of 15-20 volunteers and/or people on work placements.

How do we work?

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If you have any good, clean and safe household items you would like to donate, please contact us on 01225 421111 to discuss their suitability and to arrange for a free collection.

If you are on a low income or benefits and need good quality household items, please visit us any time between 9.00-4.30 weekdays ( 4pm Fridays) and 10.00 – 1.00 on Saturdays. We are unable to do collections or deliveries at the weekend.

If you are in need of good quality household items but feel you cannot afford our prices then please talk to us since grants may be available.

Not only do we collect for free but we also deliver for free for purchases over £15.

Volunteer with us!

We’re very keen for new people to join our friendly team either to get work experience or to put something back into the community. Read more about what volunteers do here: FP volunteer 2016 or call Ros or Anthony on 01225 421111/438370 for more info.

Volunteer story

48 year old Ginge Ashton grew up in Bath. Having worked in catering and the building trade, his life took a down turn 16 years ago after a relationship break up. Since then, he’s suffered from depression and found it hard to hold down a job, he’s not had a home and has slept rough, squatted and camped out in the local area. He’s also stayed at Julian House. He’s used Genesis projects over the year, attending the soup run and Lifeline. He started a voluntary placement at the Furniture Project at the end of 2016 and works there 3 days a week. In the New Year, the got a new flat at a supported housing project and feels things are finally starting to look up ” this is the happiest I’ve ever felt. I think the Furniture project is great, it’s one of the few jobs I’ve had where I’ve woken up and looked forward to the day ahead”. Ginge is hoping to get his life back on track and to getting support to help apply for jobs. He’d like to get back into catering but in the meantime is glad to have a roof over his head whilst he regains his confidence.

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Contact Details

31a West Avenue,
Oldfield Park,
Bath
BA2 3QB

t: 01225 421111