Current Projects

Community Workstream

The Community Workstream includes projects that are aimed at enabling local people to work together to improve their community without the need for external help.

If Create on the Square helps to create an environment where local people can develop their skills to the full, we believe those people will be able to build a supportive, resilient and self-reliant community in Cheltenham West, without the need for external help.

CAT Support

Community Activity Team Support is a programme of training and coaching for local volunteers (in CAT), to enable them to use their talents to run projects that benefit their community

Key Metrics

  • At least 1 weekly meeting is organised by the Team themselves
  • All team completed all training – first aid, Belbin, safe-guarding


Entrepreneurs Workstream

The Entrepreneurs workstream includes projects that are aimed at encouraging local Entrepreneurs to start and grow new businesses.

If Create on the Square helps to create an environment where local Entrepreneurs can thrive, we believe they will use their skills and drive to start new businesses, which will boost their income, benefiting society and Create.

Pop-up Shops

Create on the Square offers a space for Entrepreneurs to display their products.

Key Metrics

  • Sales for each shop increase
  • 100% of shops filled by vendors


Create MyShrooms

Mushroom growing kits sold direct to Create/CSG supporters

Key Metrics´╗┐

All kits are sold that are made


Accounting Solutions

Key Metrics

Helping charities and small business with managing financial records using quickbooks.

  • Sell at least 20 QB licenses.
  • Have 10 regular bookkeeping clients.


Employment Opportunities

The Employment Opportunities workstream includes projects that are aimed at enabling local people to develop work skills and employment

If Create on the Square provides employment opportunities, we believe local people will use their talents to grow Create on the Square, and, in the process, will develop skills and experience to enable them to gain long-term employment appropriate to their potential.

BK Apprenticeship

Is an apprenticeship in bookkeeping.

Key Metrics

  • complete training and pass exam
  • funding for longer term apprenticeship


Business Regeneration

The Business Regeneration Workstream includes projects to encourage local businesses to thrive and prosper.

If Create on the Square helps local businesses to thrive, we believe it will bring greater prosperity to the Cheltenham West area, and Coronation Square in particular, which will benefit the local economy, including Create on the Square.

Escape Rooms Cheltenham

Escape Rooms Cheltenham is a fun escape room entertainment, which aims to draw more people to Coronation Square, for the benefit of the businesses there.

Key Metrics

  • Escape room bookings increase to 61 per month
  • Returning customers (loyalty cards)