POP+ is publishing key data:

  • Financial data. Below you will see our income and expenditure, the spending breakdown for the Esmée Fairbairn funds and the funding applications we’ve made over the last year.  
  • Funding information. Click here to see all the funding applications we have made. 
  • Activity and impact information. Click here to find out what we achieve with and for you.

Esmée Fairbairn awarded Plymouth £1,300,000 in 2017 and asked POP+ to take responsibility for ensuring the funds were spent to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. The needs of people in Plymouth are more effectively addressed
  2. The quality and capacity of the local voluntary sector is improved
  3. More effective and equal partnership working between voluntary, public and private sectors to achieve change in the city

Last year POP+ spent time taking these outcomes and a lot of parallel work and conversations to develop our purpose statement.

We try to spend over 50% in direct funding support into the voluntary sector. Below is how we are doing against that aspiration. 

Actual to date Predicted to March 2023
Grants 50% Grants 55%
POP+ Capacity 50% POP+ Capacity 45%


So far we have spent:

2017-2018 POP+ Core £16,734
2018-2019 Grants £168,411
2018-2019 POP+ Core £51,302
2019-2020 POP+ Core £118,996
2019-2020 Grants £43,540

A full breakdown can be found here.


We expect to have to spend about £130,000 per year on POP+ core capacity. This capacity covers:

  • POP ideas
  • Network support
  • Event support and organisation
  • Strategic connection and system leadership
  • Learning support for grant funded work