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i3Works well with Genesis

volunteer bag packing at Bath Foodbank. She has two bags in front of her and she is giving a thumbs up sign.

Behind the scenes at Genesis, a beautiful relationship is blooming! We are delighted that management consultancy i3Works has chosen us to be their Charity of the Year. The business is already throwing itself into supporting what we do in many different ways. So far i3Works has done a whole-team virtual challenge from Glasgow to Rome,...Read More »

Homeless Action

black and white photo of person covered in cardboard lying on pavement

Imagine that a traumatic childhood has left you with serious mental health problems. As a result, you find it hard to be patient as you deal with the authorities in charge of your housing. You struggle to control your anger, the relationship breaks down, and you have to leave. So with winter approaching, you’re on...Read More »

Changing the Course of a Life

Poster describing the components of the Life Course.

Genesis Trust was birthed from a compassionate desire to help those in crisis, and this continues to be the core of what we do. But we are always seeking new ways to enable people to move on from a lifestyle of chaos, where unhelpful relationships, self-destructive behaviour and addictions cause a never-ending and unhappy cycle....Read More »

Harvesting Generosity for Foodbank

items of non perishable food typical of those used to make up a foodbank parcel

Foodbank is harvesting generosity differently this year, as a result of some of the changes brought about by COVID-19. During previous Harvest celebrations, we have loved receiving the food collected by many churches and schools in Bath. We’ve greatly appreciated this generosity, and have been able to help many families and individuals in crisis as...Read More »

COVID-19 Snapshot Special

front cover of our 2019/20 snapshot

In September we usually share some of the highlights of our work from the previous financial year, summarised as an annual ‘snapshot’ of what you’ve helped us to achieve. As with almost every area of life, this September is both the same and yet completely different to previous years. In order to reflect this, we...Read More »

Foodbank Boost for Fitness and Literacy

With many children missing out on the usual access to sports and education in recent months, the Bath Foodbank has extended its provision to help fill the gap. Thanks to a three thousand pound grant from the Sport England Inequalities Fund (a partnership between Wesport, Sport England and the National Lottery), we are able to...Read More »

#GenesisTogether Virtual Cotswold Way Challenge

How far can you go? We are challenging our supporters to make this summer’s exercise cover the same distance as the length of the Cotswold Way – all 102 miles of it. Every step you take, every move you make….you could be counting them up and adding them to your coverage of the route. We...Read More »

On the Move

The Gateway Centre on a sunny day

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought change in almost every area of life, and Genesis Trust is no exception. From the end of August we will be moving our main office and official address from The Old School House at St John’s Court to the Gateway Centre on London Road, a wonderful building we already use....Read More »

Life Skills in Lockdown: A Personal Perspective

Matt's complex doodling image

Our Life Skills Facilitator Matt Prescott shares his personal perspective of Life Skills activities during lockdown. “I have been working as a Life Skills Facilitator at the Genesis Trust for over three years and before that was volunteering to help run art activities.  I get so much out of teaching people and seeing people gain...Read More »

The Way Forward: Service Update

Steps going up from left to right.

Our team of staff and trustees have been working hard to start putting together a road map for our future in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has necessitated the introduction of additional health and safety measures to ensure that all that we do is “COVID Secure”.  We are also ensuring that our...Read More »