Category: Newsletter

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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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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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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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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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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Learning & Collaboration Fund Update

Thank you for the 17 applications POP+ received for round two of the Learning and Collaboration fund, it highlighted the amazing collaboration which is happening across the city. In April, the Network of Networks the decision making group, met virtually in a Zoom room during the early days of lockdown, to decide which collaborations would…
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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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