Street-to-Scale

Street-to-Scale is currently only open for applications from young people

We have been overjoyed and overwhelmed by the response to our fund, Street-to-Scale.

Since its launch on the 3rd of July, we have received 45 submissions almost all of which have been successful.

While we concentrate on facilitating each of these projects and supporting individuals to set up their banks we have temporarily stopped the application process for new projects.

However, the Street-to-Scale fund is still open for young people (please note: while a group of teenagers can apply, one member needs to be aged 18 or above).

Proposals are welcome from youth led projects – this does not include projects that benefit young people or involve young people unless the decision making and processes are led by them.

We hope to re-open the fund to everyone in October.

POP+ is committed to testing trust-based funding and to making it easier for communities to access funding. With this in mind, we are considering a second phase of Street-to-Scale in the future.

For young people wishing to apply …

“Where do I start?”

  • Do you know what you want to do; what social challenge you wish to address?
  • Do you have a small group of individuals ready to come together to make a difference?
  • Do you have one person aged 18 or over?

You do…  

Then hurry up and submit the very simple online form below!

You Should Know That…

  • The information is sent to Ratio (a community interest company in London) who will send you a small box containing further information about how to set up your ‘bank’.
  • You will be invited to form a WhatsApp group and to include a member of staff from Ratio or POP+.
  • Street-to-scale will provide you with an on-line account containing your money.
  • Your core group – the ‘leaders’ of the bank of which one person must be aged 18 or above – decide who will receive a bank card ‘loaded’ with money (ideally between three and six people but could be up to ten).
  • Individuals receiving bank card decide how – and on what – to spend the money.
  • Designed to be short & sweet – you have up to eight weeks to spend the money after which the bank will close. 
  • Tell us your story. 

Examples of Street-to-scale already happening in Plymouth

  • Young people in Ernesettle have set up their own bank to pay for live music at their annual community fun day. 
  • A bank has been set up by The Royal Cinema Trust to raise awareness of the threat of demolition facing the historic Art Deco cinema (recently known as The Reel). 
  • Residents are coming together to create a communal area at an allotment site – somewhere for individuals working on their plots to socialise. 

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