Category: Networks

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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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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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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It’s a Question of Leadership

It’s a Question of Leadership. Here at POP+ we’ve started a conversation about leadership; we’re asking questions, such as, what is it; what makes a good ‘leader’ and how we might we ‘do’ leadership better? We recently invited people involved in the sector and grassroots organisations to come along and participate in a Leadership Course,…
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The Spirit of Community 2020

The Spirit of Community 2020 (in collaboration with Plymouth University School of Architecture and funded by the Lottery Heritage Fund), will unite citizens of Plymouth to create, through personal narrative and empathetic creative activities, a combined vision of a compassionate community, based on old-fashioned, and modern-day, community spirit. Over six workshops, from December to May, this…
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Heritage Network Meeting, 18th October

Plymouth Octopus Project HERITAGE NETWORK MEETING Date:  Friday 18th October 2019           13:30 – 15.30pm  Location: Room 411, Cookworthy Building, Hampton Street Plymouth PL4 8DB. Agenda Welcome and Apologies Local Studies Day 2020 History Festival 2020 Devon Family History Society’s International Genealogical Conference (29th August 2020) Esmée Fairbairn Funding Year 2 Refreshment Break and conversations…
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Plymouth Hope Jobs

Plymouth Hope currently has a number of job opportunities available:   • Youth Worker & Education Officer (14 hours) • Engagement & Innovation Manager (21 hours) • Sport & Wellbeing Officer (12 hours)   If you’re passionate sport, wellbeing & social activities and creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds and refugee & asylum seeker…
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Children & Young People Network Meeting 1st October Follow-up

At the last Children & Young People Network meeting on 1st October, Karlina from Plymouth City Council attended to ask the network members for their views and ideas for designing the next strategy for “Early Help and Targeted Support Offer” (Family Hubs). See the presentation here. Tracy from Plymouth Children’s Safeguarding Board also attended to brief the network on incoming changes to…
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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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