Street-to-Scale is currently paused

The initial response has been incredible to the launch of Street-to-Scale on the 3rd July. We have already received 45 submissions which has been overwhelming. For this reason we are having to pause the process immediately until we have had time to reflect, support existing submissions and then decide what our next step will be.

We remain committed to testing trust based funding and making access to funding for community action a priority, but we cannot do this alone. We will be seeking out other funders to help us achieve the best we can for the people of Plymouth.



Where do I start?

  • Do you know what you want to do; what social challenge you wish to address?
  • Do you have a small group of individuals ready to come together to make a difference?

You do…  

Then hurry up and submit the very simple online form below!

You Should Know That…

  • The information is sent to Ratio (a community interest company in London) who will send you a small box containing further information about how to set up your ‘bank’.
  • You will be invited to form a WhatsApp group and to include a member of staff from Ratio or POP+.
  • Street-to-scale will provide you with an on-line account containing your money.
  • Your core group – the ‘leaders’ of the bank – decide who will receive a bank card ‘loaded’ with money (ideally between three and six people but could be up to ten).
  • Individuals receiving bank card decide how – and on what – to spend the money.
  • Designed to be short & sweet – you have up to eight weeks to spend the money after which the bank will close. 
  • Tell us your story. 

Examples of Street-to-scale already happening in Plymouth

  • Young people in Ernesettle have set up their own bank to pay for live music at their annual community fun day. 
  • A bank has been set up by The Royal Cinema Trust to raise awareness of the threat of demolition facing the historic Art Deco cinema (recently known as The Reel). 
  • Residents are coming together to create a communal area at an allotment site – somewhere for individuals working on their plots to socialise.