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Funding for Genesis Wales, 23/01/08 [W]

Local authorities have been guaranteed up to £600,000 across Wales to prevent job losses and ensure continuity when the Genesis Wales project closes at the end of March.

The Genesis Wales project enables hard to reach, economically inactive parents to access learning, training and work opportunities by providing guidance and free childcare. It received £12.5m funding over three years under Objective 1 and Objective 3.

The project closes at the end of March 2008 but the Welsh Assembly Government is giving priority to developing Expressions of Interest and business plans for successor projects. The proposed replacement projects for Genesis will aim to provide a similar package of activity to support individuals’ employability needs.

Further information is available from the Welsh Assembly Government’s press release.