Category: From The Sector

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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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: https://www.facebook.com/plymouthfoodaid/

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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POP ideas helps channel a quarter of a million pounds of emergency funding into the city

Since the beginning of the lockdown POP ideas has been supporting more than eighty voluntary, community, social enterprise groups and organisations across the city with one-to-one advice on how they might survive the economic and social impact of the pandemic. The team of advisors has been supporting more than twice as many groups and organisations…
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Unifying Plymouth

 Swapping Cream Teas and Cricket for Footie and Fried Rice to improve ethnic relations in Plymouth  A pilot project in Plymouth aims to unify communities from different cultural backgrounds by sharing recipes, sport and life experiences.  Food hampers and sports sets have been delivered across the city as part of the Unifying Plymouth initiative.  Nigerian meal kits have been given to 25, mainly white, British families. They contain all…
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Plymotion at Your Workplace

Plymotion at Your Workplace is a free Personalised Travel Planning service to encourage sustainable travel policies in your workplace.   It provides information and incentives to help businesses to develop, grow the local economy, address the challenge of climate change and encourage people to lead healthier, more active lives by walking, cycling and using more…
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Become a PEC Pal

Make a difference, become a PEC Pal Do you work in the community, where you see people choosing between heating and eating? Are you worried about the climate emergency and curious about practical steps you can take at home or at work? Would you like to upskill yourself regarding energy related issues, or fuel poverty.…
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Plymouth Business School – Free Social Media Review

Would you like a group of students from Plymouth Business School to undertake either an online competitor analysis or review of your social media, for free? These 1st year students, from a range of business related programmes, will be studying ENT101 ‘Entrepreneurial Thought and Action’, allowing them to explore theory associated with entrepreneurship before putting…
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St Luke’s Hospice – Trustees

St Luke’s Hospice is looking to recruit some new Trustees. Its new strategy is focused on reaching out to vulnerable groups who may be missing out on hospice care, particularly around homeless, prison, LGBTQ, travellers etc. With this in mind, St Luke’s wants to attract people to the board with the background and skills that…
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