Gloucestershire Gateway Trust (GGT) is a community development and regeneration charity with a twist, it was the initiator of the Gloucester Services on the M5. Recognising the potential of a service station to bring much needed jobs and support for community organisations in the area GGT formed a partnership with Westmorland Limited to build and run Gloucester Services. It receives up to 3p in every £ of non-fuel sales from Gloucester Services to invest in the local community. But Gloucester Services’ partnership with the Trust is not just about charitable donations, it has created a more fundamental way of connecting business and community for the benefit of both. Gloucestershire Gateway Trust aim is to generate long-term community benefit and sustainable income for charitable partners working in our target communities in Gloucester and Stroud.
Co-operative Futures has been working with the charity from the early ideas stage in 2004 through to the present day.