About Us

POP supports and leads real, purposeful and lasting change in Plymouth.​

Our purpose is to build strong grassroots organisations, charities and social enterprises by supporting them to work together and take a lead role in creating change.

We are driven by the energy, passion and skills of local people taking action to make our society and environment a better place to live. A small team of dedicated staff, associates and trustees do this by influencing, connecting, training and creating opportunities. ​

Our values define everything we do: we are committed to building and strengthening trust and relationships; collaborating with others and being innovative. With all our work we strive to learn – and encourage learning – through our actions.

  • We advocate and support the growth of active citizens and social connectivity
  • We have a membership of grassroots groups and organisations who we nurture through our core offer.
  • We work strategically to support grassroots organisations, charities and social enterprises. 

We are known for:​

  • Convening and facilitating exciting, innovative spaces in which people connect ​
  • Providing provide excellent advice to grassroots groups​
  • Being system thinkers and bringing new ways to understands the challenges we face​
  • Our funding advice & support to members ​
  • Achieving high levels of success regarding funding applications​
  • Our appetite for risk; our willingness to try new things and to learn as we go

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