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The Next Step Appeal has been set up to fund an ambitious new building project for Genesis Trust in central Bath. The project represents Genesis’ biggest challenge to date. The current building is in very poor condition and needs significant upgrading before it can be used.
The Genesis Centre will give some of Bath’s most disadvantaged people opportunities to take their next step towards independence and employment. At the heart of this is our new Genesis Pathways Programme which is currently being piloted. We aim to empower individuals to take control of their lives, reconnect with society via our own and other projects and become employed where possible.
The Centre will also provide a much needed permanent home for our staff and large team of volunteers. It will include a new training facility where some of the most marginalised in our community will be helped to access a wide range of educational courses and get support to undertake work experience and placements.
The first stage of the Appeal has now been completed. We have been humbled and delighted by the support we have received from the Bath community and beyond for this exciting project. We would like to thank our donors and supporters, the people of Bath, churches, trusts, companies and other organisations for their incredible effort and generosity in helping us raise this first round of funding.
We are currently finalising plans and expect to start building works in 2018.