All the benefits that have and will be generated by this project are made possible because of our long term strategic partnership with Westmorland Ltd. Westmorland Ltd are a second generation family business who share our passion for generating local social, environmental and long term charitable benefits. Westmorland's belief in high quality services and support for local communities has made them the perfect partner to help make our shared vision a reality.
From the very beginning of this project GGT has received innovative support from the Tudor Trust and the Summerfield Charitable Trust. Without their support and other support from Lankellychase Trust, the Henry Smith Trust and the Gloucestershire Community Foundation this project would not have been possible.
In 2010 GGT established Memorandum of Understanding with four local registered charities and other community partners to provide an early indication of our long term commitment to creating local benefit. Our Partners are:
Fair Shares Community Timebank: To support the development of timebank volunteering in Stonehouse and Stroud.
GL Communities: To setup and recruit residents to local education and training courses to raise residents’ confidence, skills levels and help them become work ready - particularly for people who have been out of the labour market for long periods because of ill health, disability, caring responsibilities or unemployment.
Play Gloucestershire: To deliver new or additional play sessions through their roaming Play Ranger teams in the target communities.
Nelson Trust: To support the delivery of drug and alcohol addiction services in the target benefit communities.
Now we are working to conclude 2 more Memorandum of Understanding with :
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust: To support the development of awareness amongst residents of nature and wildlife in our target areas. To support and promote the strategic development of the Cotswold, Severn Vale and Forest of Dean ‘Wildlife Highways’.
Stonehouse Partnership: To support the development of APT Central on the Park estate as a community hub.