News

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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Plymouth Community Heritage Network Meeting

Date: Friday 5th February 2021 13:30 – 15.30pm Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9855171334 Meeting ID: 985 517 1334   Agenda 1. Welcome and Apologies 2. POP Networks Update 3. History Festival 2021 4. Local Studies Day 2021 5. High Street Heritage Action Zone 6. Community Archives and Heritage Group South West 7. Planning for themes for future…
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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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POP Bites Follow-up

Charlotte’s Padlet – The History of POP: https://padlet.com/charlotte547/i9ts70y2ayhx42um Next POP Bites – 23rd March 11AM-1PM: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pop-bites-tickets-133691263167 Funding for Networks: We’ll soon be announcing another source of funds for networks. £1,000 to help networks to develop. From Matt: “Here’s a great structure for telling your story that I’ve experienced: https://workingnarratives.org/article/public-narrative/“ For new start-up businesses with a social purpose: Lloyds Start Up opens…
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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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Plymouth Food Aid Network Launch

The newly-launched Plymouth Food Aid Network now has a Facebook page showcasing the fantastic collaborative work going on in Plymouth relating to food aid provision. The network is inviting food aid charities, community groups, and organisations to get involved by connecting with similar groups locally and sharing their stories. Follow the page to find out more: https://www.facebook.com/plymouthfoodaid/

Efford Neighbourhood Care Network Launch

Efford is the latest area to launch its own Neighbourhood Care Network in Plymouth. If you or anyone you know is in need of practical support, reassurance and companionship, you can call the helpline on 07380 309586 8AM-8PM, 7 days a week. Bringing together community leaders; youth workers; the Headteacher from the local school, community…
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Learning & Collaboration Part 2

In the midst of the first lockdown, POP+ awarded the second round of funding from its Learning and Collaboration initiative. Four projects received around £5000 each in April.   Positively Diverse Action – City of Sanctuary, DBI, Stephane Kolinsky, Ptown Radio Positively Diverse Action is all about collaboration and trust within – and with – different…
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