Category: Funding

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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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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Integrated Volunteering Approaches Programme

Devon STP has been successful in receiving £40,500 from NHS England as part of the Integrated Volunteering Approaches Programme. The fund is year one of a 3 year national programme that is intended to add value and complement STP/ICS planning that is already underway, by providing practical support and funding to help areas understand and…
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Community Sports Network Meeting 12/09 Follow-up

20 representatives from 18 Plymouth clubs were represented at the last Community Sports Network meeting on 12th September. Zoe from Plymouth City Council introduced the group to the new plans for central park; including more good quality football pitches, a tennis court and a Community Sports Hub. The group were introduced to a new sport,…
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Street-to-Scale Update Press Release

Radical fund generates new wave of community activists The successful launch of a pioneering fund in Plymouth has seen more than forty thousand pounds committed to small-scale community projects across the city and encouraged several hundred people to participate in social activism, some for the first time. Plymouth Octopus Project, which supports city-based charities and…
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Community Asset Fund

The Good Exchange has partnered with Sovereign to launch a new fund awarding £60,000 in match funding grants for community projects in the South of England. Communities and charities are encouraged to apply for grants via The Good Exchange’s charity-owned, not-for-profit, on-line grant matching platform. Grants will be awarded to support a wide variety of…
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The Climate Action Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced a new £100m Climate Action Fund which will support activities which deliver high impact, community-led climate action.   This includes areas such as sustainable energy, sustainable transport, consumption, food and protecting and regenerating spaces and habitats.   Applications will open in the Autumn, keep an eye on the…
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Street-to-Scale Press Release

POP+ is giving away money! Street-to-Scale is giving £1000 to individuals who come together to do something positive. In a pioneering ‘trust-based’ initiative, it is the individuals – not the funders – who decide how they want to spend the money. The Street-to-scale project is being launched by POP+, which supports community and voluntary projects…
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Devon Community Grants Fund

Have a good idea for your community? The Devon Community Grants Fund is an initiative to support people like you in setting up something to help people develop community-driven initiatives which support and empower people in Devon. Grants of up to £300 are available to support your idea and you don’t need to be a…
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Stop Loan Sharks – Press Release

Community groups urged to bid for loan sharks’ cash. The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) are putting proceeds of crime money to good use with grants to worthy community groups. The national team, who investigate and prosecute loan sharks, are encouraging community groups to bid for grants of up to £5,000. This available money,…
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