FGCT was established as a Community Interest Company in 2014 in partnership with Plymouth City Council. Serving 30,000 residents in the north of the city, the area is characterised by high deprivation, poor health care and low levels of local employment.
See below for an up to date list of key milestones.
Cabinet report took the decision to establish a new Community Economic Development Trust (CEDT) in the north of the City and ring fence 11 assets to it as a means of supporting job creation and employment, whilst building community capacity in the north of the city.
Cabinet report approves the transfer of the former Whitleigh Care Home to the Four Greens Community Trust by way of a lease for a period of 35 years.
Appointment of a Business Development Manager
Cabinet report approves the grant of a lease of the Ernesettle Land to FGCT for a period of 35 years.
Delivery of the Ernesettle Solar site by Plymouth Energy Community.
FGCT appoint their own staff – Caretaker, Cleaner, Facilities Manager and Strategic Development consultant.
FGCT Whitleigh building launched as a designated Wellbeing Hub.
FGCT breaks even for first time and PCC transfer all financial management systems over to FGCT, allowing FGCT to invoice tenants direct and set up their financial management systems.
Regeneration and investment in Ernesettle land and buildings assets creating employment and volunteering opportunities in addition to generating additional income for the FGCT.
FGCT submit new three year strategy for creating a robust local economy that improves prosperity and wellbeing of the community.
Signing of Lease and Service Level Agreement by appropriate officers with an Executive Decision sign off by the Cabinet Member.