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ABOUT US

Plymouth Voluntary Community Social Enterprise is registered with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (number: 1167515). Our vision is a vibrant, sustainable third sector in Plymouth valued for delivering effective and efficient cross-sector services and support that leads to positive social change for local people. Our mission is to support cross-sector collaboration with Plymouth’s third sector, to develop thriving organizations and groups that can create social capital and positive social change.

NETWORKS

POP+ stands for the ‘Plymouth Octopus Project’ and the octopus has tentacles reaching out into the city, linking people with similar passions and interests. These are our networks. The octopus is a very intelligent creature, using the intelligence that its tentacles provide to solve problems, build influence, increase capacity and overall change things for the better.

This is not an organisation run from the centre, but one driven by the huge assets that exist in the voluntary and community sector, and the time generously given by social activists in the city to create links and collaborate on issues. Our networks are the way in which this happens.

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FUNDRAISING

POP ideas provides funding planning and business support to Plymouth’s voluntary and community sector. The POP ideas team includes four experienced voluntary and community sector professionals with over 50 years of knowledge to share.  POP ideas has been successful in bringing in over £4.5M worth of grant funding to groups in Plymouth over the last 3 years. For more information please see http://www.popideas.org/.

VULNERABLE PEOPLE

The Positive People Project is a European Social Fund and Big Lottery funded project that aims to support people so that they can get closer to the labor market, get work ready or start the journey towards employment.

The main aim is to equip people with skills and confidence to achieve their personal goals. Support available includes personal development and well-being, developing IT skills, benefits advice, training, and help to find work.

Please contact Chris Maccullie on 07951313163 or email: [email protected].

NEWS FROM THE SECTOR

NETWORKS

  • Group logo of Youth+ 222
    active 3 days, 11 hours ago

    With Young People & Families
    Shaping the Plymouth Experience

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Sports Network+ 6
    active 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Improving the range, accessibility and calibre of sports available to residents of Plymouth

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Refugee & Asylum Seekers (RAS)+ 7
    active 1 week ago

    Refugee and Asylum Seekers networking forum

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Health & Wellbeing+ 15
    active 6 days, 13 hours ago

    Caring for Plymouth’s Health & Wellbeing

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Environment Plymouth+ 9
    active 1 week, 5 days ago

    Caring for Plymouth’s environment and influencing policy for a greener City.

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Culture & Arts Network+ 9
    active 1 week ago

    The Plymouth Culture & Arts Network (CAN) is a network to enable culture and the arts to have a voice and thrive in Plymouth.

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Community Justice+ 7
    active 6 days, 13 hours ago

    To discuss and inform better community justice policy for Plymouth

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Compassionate City+ 8
    active 1 week ago

    The creation of Plymouth as a Compassionate City, that actively facilitates people’s wishes, that is inclusive and cares for all.

    Private Group

JOIN POP+

Joining POP+ is straight forward. Simply fill in our registration form with as much information as you can. Once registered you will receive emails and newsletters relating to your particular areas of interest.

At the heart of this collaborative venture is a set of shared values, which all Members are expected to uphold and conform to. They are:

  • Collaboration
  • Transparency
  • Trust
  • Honesty
  • Inclusion

Vision: A vibrant, sustainable VCSE in Plymouth valued for delivering effective and efficient cross-sector services and support that leads to positive social change with and for local people.

Mission: Provide Plymouth’s VCSE with the cross-sector support it needs to develop thriving organisations and groups that can create social capital and positive social change.

  • To unite the sector and encourage collaboration
  • To liaise with other sectors to design and deliver collaborative services which the people of Plymouth need
  • To be an easy access point for anyone who wants to liaise with the VCSE
  • To build capacity in the sector, and respect in the community for its achievements.

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January 2018

Free Dementia Awareness Training

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, England PL1 4EL United Kingdom
Free

This short session will provide you with a core understanding of what Dementia is. The session will cover 5 key messages about dementia that it is important for everyone to know about, how Dementia affects not only the people who live with the diagnosis but also those who work alongside them as well as offering key facts and advice on how you can make sure you are ‘Dementia Friendly’ as an individual and an organisation. Claire is also able to advice…

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Practical Tips for Social Media

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, England PL1 4EL United Kingdom
£10.00

Practical Tips for Social Media Workshop FREE EVENT – £10 deposit will be refunded once you have attended Please be aware that photographs may be taken at this event and used for our own recording and marketing purposes. This event is offered free of charge to anyone working in the Voluntary, Community or Social enterprise sectors. The deposit is to secure your place, this deposit is fully refundable within 7 days of attendance. If you cancel your place within 48…

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February 2018

The Difference We Made: How to evidence outcomes for your project

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, tbc United Kingdom

FREE EVENT - £10 deposit will be refunded once you have attended Evidencing the outcomes of your organisation's work is almost as important as the work that you are doing. Good evidencing can increase your chances of new or repeat funding exponentially as well as helping you to really hone your practices and provide the best possible service. Come along to this session with our experienced Trainer and learn some essential skills and tips to make sure the great work…

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The Difference We Make: How to evidence outcomes for your project

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plymouth Cricket Club, The Pavillion51 Discovery Road
Plymouth, PL1 4PR
£10.00

FREE EVENT – £10 deposit will be refunded once you have attended Evidencing the outcomes of your organisation’s work is almost as important as the work that you are doing. Good evidencing can increase your chances of new or repeat funding exponentially as well as helping you to really hone your practices and provide the best possible service. Come along to this session with our experienced Trainer and learn some essential skills and tips to make sure the great work…

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Writing a Successful Funding Application: Training

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Plymouth Cricket Club, The Pavillion51, Discovery Road
Plymouth, PL1 4PR
£10.00

FREE EVENT – £10 deposit will be refunded once you have attended Writing a funding application can be tricky, this workshop will help those new to it and those who want to refresh their skills. This half day workshop will help you to: • Consider what the funder is looking for • Answer the questions being asked • Refine your project or activity/idea and relate this to funders' questions • Link evidence with need and activity • Consider the beneficiary group…

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March 2018

Presenting With Confidence

March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TBC Plymouth, United Kingdom
£10.00

FREE EVENT – £10 deposit will be refunded once you have attended A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP IN PRESENTATION SKILLS – FROM POP IDEAS This 3 hour workshop offers time to reflect, as well as to prepare and practice. The workshop is most useful if you bring along a real life task, activity or presentation. You will think about the planning, preparation and delivery of making a presentation – for example a short speech, information briefing, wowing a funder with your project…

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April 2018

Writing a Successful Funding Application: Training

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TBC Plymouth, United Kingdom
£10.00

FREE EVENT – £10 deposit will be refunded once you have attended Writing a funding application can be tricky, this workshop will help those new to it and those who want to refresh their skills. This half day workshop will help you to: • Consider what the funder is looking for • Answer the questions being asked • Refine your project or activity/idea and relate this to funders' questions • Link evidence with need and activity • Consider the beneficiary group…

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May 2018

Fundraisers Network

May 1 @ 12:00 am
TBC Plymouth, United Kingdom
£10.00

More information and time confirmation to follow... FREE EVENT – £10 deposit will be refunded once you have attended Please be aware that photographs may be taken at this event and used for our own recording and marketing purposes. This event is offered free of charge to anyone working in the Voluntary, Community or Social enterprise sectors. The deposit is to secure your place, this deposit is fully refundable within 7 days of attendance. If you cancel your place within 48…

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Charity vs CIC vs Coop: Learn what is best for you

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
TBC Plymouth, United Kingdom
£10.00

More information to follow... FREE EVENT – £10 deposit will be refunded once you have attended Please be aware that photographs may be taken at this event and used for our own recording and marketing purposes. This event is offered free of charge to anyone working in the Voluntary, Community or Social enterprise sectors. The deposit is to secure your place, this deposit is fully refundable within 7 days of attendance. If you cancel your place within 48 hours of the…

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June 2018

Mapping your Idea – Build your Perfect Project

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
TBC Plymouth, United Kingdom
£10.00

FREE EVENT - £10 deposit will be refunded once you have attended • Have you got an idea that you want to turn into a project? • Are you new to making things happen in the community? • Are you part of a group that wants to run a new activity? Before you can write a funding application you need to know what you are asking for and why. You also need to have thought about realistic costs. This is…

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