POP+ Collectives

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.​

Judgements & decision making

There are 3 points where submissions are filtered:​

  1. You will decide whether this open, transparent and collaborative focus suits your needs​
  2. Submissions will go to POP+ trustees if they receive an average score of 7.5 or higher
  3. POP+ trustees will make a final decision​

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​




Please note that we currently have £15,000 allocated to this fund. We will be awarding up to 1 submission per ’round’ for 5 ’rounds’

POP Collectives registration

Collaborating organisations

We are testing a new type of collaborative funding process and anticipate there will be questions. Could you give a bit of feedback at this stage?
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Who can apply

  • POP+ members – click here to check your member status or click here to become a member 
  • Under £500,000 turnover​
  • Only organisations who have attended a familiarisation session – book here​
  • Groups of 6 or more people AND/OR organisations ​


Decision making

During the decision-making phase, POP+ trustees will consider all the current submissions. They will consider:​

  • Feedback from applicants on the advice given​
  • Advice given by members and any resultant change in submission ​
  • Member rating & final advice​
  • Levels of collaboration apparent in submission (more will be favoured)​
  • Size of organisation involved in collaboration (smaller will be favoured)​

What is funded

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

  • Any legitimate costs since 16th March 2020
  • Each collective will have to decide its own expense policy

Click here to see an example expense policy.

The reasoning behind this funding is available on our decision-making page.

While designing the detailed process, we identified the advantage to have finance and communication platforms that operate on a transparent basis. We have therefore teamed up with the Social Change Agency to use their Accountable service.



And we are using Slack to achieve transparency in communications.