How we create social value across our local communities

As the first Community Gateway Model in the country we have a drive and passion to provide wider benefits to our local communities. Here are some of the activities CGA undertake to create Social Value:


Employment & Training

We’ve provided >6,000 students with training and education; supported 90 individuals who are furthest from the job market.

•Preston Vocational Centre

•More Positive Together

•Building Better Opportunities


Anchor Institution

We are targeting an increase in local spend by 2024 (up to £10m) whilst retaining current levels of the workforce from Preston (75%).

•Local partners




Community Support & Advice

We provide advice and support to our communities, securing over £4.2m additional income for our tenants in 19/20.

•Debt advice

•Food hubs

•White goods