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Spotlight on Glenholt

Sitting on the ‘edge’ of Plymouth, close to the moors, there has been a strong sense of community in Glenholt for many years. In 2019 it was strengthened when the Glenholt Community Hub rallied residents to save their Post Office. Since then the formation of craft groups; choirs and coach trips have helped to provide…
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Glenholt Community Larder Continues

The Glenholt Community Larder first opened its doors, within St Anne’s Church, on Saturday the 30th of January to about 21 people. Operating twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays for an hour and a half GCL is now feeding nearly a hundred people a week. Its mission is both to provide fresh fruit and…
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Community Money Matters

Citizens Advice Plymouth (CAP) has embarked on a pioneering project working with the Neighbourhood Care Networks to support the growing number of people in the city facing financial crisis. With news from the debt charity, Stepchange, that there are now 1.2 million people across the UK in severe debt and household borrowing due to the…
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Ageing Well: Living Better

POP has embarked on a major South West study into ‘ageing’ to try and find out what helps or hinders people to remain independent as they get older. The work which is being carried out with the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network as part of the Devon-based social investment project, SIMPL, will see hundreds of people…
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Plymouth Community Heritage Network Meeting

Date: Friday 5th February 2021 13:30 – 15.30pm Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9855171334 Meeting ID: 985 517 1334   Agenda 1. Welcome and Apologies 2. POP Networks Update 3. History Festival 2021 4. Local Studies Day 2021 5. High Street Heritage Action Zone 6. Community Archives and Heritage Group South West 7. Planning for themes for future…
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Whitleigh Diversity Project

Here at POP we love a community! It’s what we do and the reason we are here: supporting and encouraging organisations that help to bring about ‘change’ and make the world a better place. Big or small, we support existing ones and help new ones begin. At the heart of everything POP does, is a…
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POP Bites Follow-up

Charlotte’s Padlet – The History of POP: https://padlet.com/charlotte547/i9ts70y2ayhx42um Next POP Bites – 23rd March 11AM-1PM: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pop-bites-tickets-133691263167 Funding for Networks: We’ll soon be announcing another source of funds for networks. £1,000 to help networks to develop. From Matt: “Here’s a great structure for telling your story that I’ve experienced: https://workingnarratives.org/article/public-narrative/“ For new start-up businesses with a social purpose: Lloyds Start Up opens…
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Plymouth wins bid to tackle social isolation and improve health

A new project to tackle social isolation and the effects it can have on health has been given the green light following an initial £50,000 funding and support from the King’s Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF). It is one of only six successful bids in the UK following more than 270 applications…
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Keyham’s Tin Can Alley Van

At the beginning of December KNW were kindly lent a Plymouth City Council van for one day. For five hours volunteers from KNW took to the streets – walking alongside the van which was driven by ‘local Banksy’ Mike Vosper, communicating with residents through a megaphone – appealing for any spare food for the Keyham…
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Record number of fledgling community projects take flight with help from POP

Hooray – some good news! POP ideas is delighted to announce that in the last three months of 2020 nearly a quarter of a million pounds – £224,500 – has been awarded to a handful of Plymouth community projects, such as Plymouth Hope and sail-training charity, The Island Trust. Since the beginning of the first…
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