Category: From The Sector

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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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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