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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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POP+ fizzes at Annual General Party! 

Young people from across the city were among those celebrating the work of a unique Plymouth organisation that exists only to help individuals, communities and charities across the city. With more than a million good reasons to applaud the work of Plymouth Octopus Project – or POP+ as it is known – this year’s Annual…
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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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POP+ AGM Follow-up

This is a message to follow up from our AGM on Tuesday the 15th and celebrated some amazing work that had been done over the last year. The highlight were two amazing young singers who found their voice through a community event that was supported through the Street-to-Scale funding. They lit the day up with some…
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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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Street-to-Scale Update Press Release

Radical fund generates new wave of community activists The successful launch of a pioneering fund in Plymouth has seen more than forty thousand pounds committed to small-scale community projects across the city and encouraged several hundred people to participate in social activism, some for the first time. Plymouth Octopus Project, which supports city-based charities and…
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Community Asset Fund

The Good Exchange has partnered with Sovereign to launch a new fund awarding £60,000 in match funding grants for community projects in the South of England. Communities and charities are encouraged to apply for grants via The Good Exchange’s charity-owned, not-for-profit, on-line grant matching platform. Grants will be awarded to support a wide variety of…
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