£250 a POP

Are you a member group or organisation with an unexpected expense? Or are you a potential POP Collective wanting to run a small test, or get together?

You can ask POP to cover up to £250 of your expenses, once every 6 months. All you need to do is submit two letters of support and a simple expense claim.

Who can apply

  • POP members – click here to check your member status or click here to become a member
  • Under £500,000 turnover​


  • Please complete the registration form in the “Register” tab below before submitting your claim.
  • Attach a bank statement in your group’s name, if you do not have an account in your group’s name please let us know.
  • Attach 2 letters/emails of support – from 2 people external and independent from your organisation.

If it’s difficult or impossible for you to complete an application form

You can contact us if you have any communication support needs. We’re happy to talk about alternative ways for you to tell us about your idea.

Evidence required 

  • Photo of receipts.
  • Where this is not possible a detailed explanation must be given of what was purchased, and why it was not possible to obtain a receipt, together with an invoice.

Repeat applications

You can apply to 250 a POP once every 26 weeks from the “paid” date of your last Open Collective claim. There is no need to complete any registration steps again. If you would like to check your eligibility to claim again, please get in touch.

Remaining funding

Our current pot of funding can be viewed through Open Collective.

Looking for inspiration?

All previous claims can be viewed on our Open Collective page. We have approved a large range of costs, but contact us if you’re unsure if your expense is eligible.

CLICK HERE to visit the 250 a POP Open Collective page.


  • “A really easy, straightforward experience that was submitted and paid out within 48 hours! A particular help to non profits like myself.” – Suited to Help
  • “New4You were extremely excited to get new netting with the £250 a POP money awarded to them.  The nets enable the youth group to play football in the sports area and stop footballs damaging a coffee bar area. Further netting is in place to divide the sports hall, so there can be two distinct spaces. The area has become more versatile and user friendly. Thank you, POP” – New4You Youth Club

Click here to visit our Open Collective page to see who and what has been funded so far.

What is funded

  • Up to £250 per claim
  • Claims can be backdated to 16 March 2020
  • Evidence required
  • Photo of receipts

Where this is not possible, a detailed explanation must be given of what was purchased and why it was impossible to obtain a receipt; together with an invoice.

What is not funded

  1. Work that is not showing direct social or environmental benefit
  2. Work that does not have a direct benefit in Plymouth
  3. The promotion of religion

What you can spend the money on

Expenses Covered (non-exhaustive):

  • Individual support: Food, Prescriptions & medicine, Essential household items, Topping up utilities (eg. gas, electric, phone, water)
  • Volunteer transport & travel
  • Training
  • Equipment
  • Someone’s time



£250 registration

£250 registration

Thank you for your interest in claiming from £250 a POP again! Please submit this form and we will be in touch if you are eligible to claim again.

Very sorry, but you are not eligible. Please join POP+ for free here [link]