Author: POP+

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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Plymouth Food Aid Network Launch

The newly-launched Plymouth Food Aid Network now has a Facebook page showcasing the fantastic collaborative work going on in Plymouth relating to food aid provision. The network is inviting food aid charities, community groups, and organisations to get involved by connecting with similar groups locally and sharing their stories. Follow the page to find out more:

Efford Neighbourhood Care Network Launch

Efford is the latest area to launch its own Neighbourhood Care Network in Plymouth. If you or anyone you know is in need of practical support, reassurance and companionship, you can call the helpline on 07380 309586 8AM-8PM, 7 days a week. Bringing together community leaders; youth workers; the Headteacher from the local school, community…
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Learning & Collaboration Part 2

In the midst of the first lockdown, POP+ awarded the second round of funding from its Learning and Collaboration initiative. Four projects received around £5000 each in April.   Positively Diverse Action – City of Sanctuary, DBI, Stephane Kolinsky, Ptown Radio Positively Diverse Action is all about collaboration and trust within – and with – different…
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Learning Together

In 2019 POP+ set up something radical: The Learning & Collaboration Fund. The aim of the fund is ‘to do what it says on the tin’: to encourage learning (through ‘doing’) and to encourage existing groups and organisations to work together. “Funding,” says Charlotte Brew, POP+’s Learning Champion (yes that really is her job title),…
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3000 Collectives

Here are the amazing POP+ Collectives submissions so far. Find out how to submit your own or rate and advise other Collectives below.


Keeping Afloat: How POP+ & PSEN Have Helped Businesses Cast Adrift

Some of the city’s charitable organisations may owe their survival, post the pandemic, to the combined efforts of POP+ and the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network. Throughout the lockdown POP+ and PSEN have been regularly meeting with the Plymouth City Council’s economic development team to highlight the plight of charities and social enterprises across the city…
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