POP Collectives

POP Collectives is focussed on building collaboration and relationships by doing something together fuelled by £5,000. This combination of doing and working together is important. What it means is that we primarily focus on the collaboration, and secondary is the work you do – because we know everyone will always do amazing things. Our focus is to put more amazing things together to see if it multiplies your impact.  

We only ask you agree to and meet the following requirements: 

  • You have three or more organisations in your Collective. A minimum of three must work in Plymouth and are POP members. 
  • Happy that we work with you as a Collective – i.e. we will always speak to all members of your Collective.  
  • Open submissions – your project is placed on our website and sent out to our members with the aim to reduce competition and duplication. 
  • Peer advice – you receive advice from peers to support your project and increase relationships. 
  • You engage with our Learning Champion who will work with you to understand how you are collaborating and doing your amazing work. 
  • Accountable – you engage with Social Change Nest as our partners to use Open Collective for financial transparency and wider accountability. 

Who can apply

  • POP members – click here to check your member status or click here to become a member.
  • Groups of 3 or more POP member groups or organisations. Individuals and non-members can be part of the Collective if this criteria is met.

How to apply

  • Attend a POP Collectives intro session – book here​. You will be sent the submission link once you have attended.

What is funded

Up to £5,000 for anything that will socially or environmentally benefit Plymouth

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

  • Each collective will have to decide its own expense policy

Judgements & decision making

  • Submissions will be approved if they receive an average rating of 7.5 or higher from 25 unique POP member organisations.
  • POP trustees may need to make a judgement between two projects, if the funding available is not sufficient for all submissions to be funded. See the decision making section below for more information.

Support and benefits

All submissions will receive support and benefits from the process:​

  • POP ideas support will be offered to all​
  • Advice will be received from your peers in the sector​
  • You may forge new relationships through the advice process​
  • Your idea and purpose will be promoted to Plymouth and beyond for support​


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.​


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