POP ideas April Newsletter

POP ideas Newsletter

Welcome to our April newsletter! Local news, funding, information and advice, and details on our forthcoming workshops.

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POP Membership changes
Following our POP membership consultation survey in January, we’re now introducing a membership renewal (with a low fee option as voted by members). Membership remains free for many grassroots organisations including those with a turnover under £1,000. Please see our FAQ page for more info including banding levels: Click to find out more  
Why should you renew or become a member? 
Only POP members will receive benefits including free POP ideas training places; 3 hours free of 1:1 POP ideas advice; receiving the POP ideas and POP newsletters (this will be the last newsletter edition to our non-members) and a whole host of other benefits – Including a new members’ area on the website for easy access to our funding, support and other opportunities. You can also submit to our newsletters, events calendar and POP pages at any time!
We are introducing membership renewal on a rolling annual basis, so you will receive an email from us soon. If you are currently not a POP member, then please sign-up to become a member in order to continue receiving POP ideas support and the wider offer from POP. 
What do I need to do:
To check if you’re a POP member click here: Click to find out more  
To become a POP member click here: Click to find out more  
If you have any questions then please let us know! 
Lloyds Bank Foundation Funding Programmes
National Influencing Programme 
Open to charities and CICs (including those currently funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation) seeking to influence and achieve change in national policy and practice around specific issues within accommodation, social security, and refugees and asylum seeker support. Charities can apply for grants of £30,000 – £150,000. The deadline for initial expressions of interest is 5pm, 19 May 2023. 
Racial Equity Programme
This programme is for small local charities and community interest companies (CICs) with an income between £25,000 – £500,000 working with people who have faced inequity because of their race or ethnicity. Organisations can apply for a three year unrestricted grant of £75,000. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2023. Please note that applicants must not have a live grant with Lloyds Bank Foundation with more than twelve months to run at the time of the programme closing.  
£100 million of support for charities and community organisations in England
What will the funding support?
Around three quarters of the funding will be used to deliver grants, targeted at frontline charities and community organisations most impacted by increased demand for their services from vulnerable people and increased delivery costs. This is likely to include those organisations providing the most vulnerable people with emergency support including accommodation, warmth and food. 
Approximately one quarter of the funding will be used for measures over the next two years to increase the energy efficiency and sustainability of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. This could include new boilers, heat pumps and insulation, allowing them to deliver more efficient services for vulnerable individuals.  
Plymouth Celebrating the King’s Coronation
Residents living in over 30 Plymouth streets are preparing to celebrate the King’s Coronation together, with plans to organise epic street parties for the Bank Holiday weekend.
The streets will be closed to traffic for the parties at some point over the extended Bank Holiday weekend which runs from Saturday 6 May.
Residents had to ask permission from the Council to close their road to make sure closures do not have a significant impact on traffic. Party organisers have been asked to make people who live along the street aware of their plans, including the length of time the road will be closed for.
To view the list of street closures 
POP ideas workshops
Our training schedule for 2023 is live and ready to accept your bookings. Watch this space for more to come:
  • Proving your Impact
  • Plan on a Page
  • Simplifying Your Social Media
  • Finding & Refiing the Words – Writing a Funding Application
  • Understanding your Community Needs
  • ChatGPT Play & Learn 
  • Demystify, Simplify & Save Time on Your Social Media 
  • Good Governance 
Click on this link to find out more and to BOOK your place.

Our online webinars can be accessed at anytime.  Learn at your own pace: Click

Please let us know if you have a training need that we’ve not considered either through our workshops or webinars.

How to write engaging charity emails in 5 easy steps 
Top tips to get you started.
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NCVO Monthly Update
Relevant sector news, funding, policies and events.
Civil Society and Youth Update:
Monthly update about funding and relevant sector news.
Charity Comms
How can charities make impactful films which do justice to their cause, engage audiences and represent beneficiaries well? We look into the big questions around filmmaking for charities and invite you to feed into the conversation. 
Volunteer Week 2023
Download free resources and templates to help you have a Volunteers’ Week to remember. 
National Lottery Awards 2023 Open
The National Lottery Awards celebrate the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding.  
Trails Workshop
Do you have an idea for a walk, tour or trail? Join the workshop to find out how you could be included on a new Plymouth Trails App.
Access Plymouth
Bus trips for people aged over 65 or disabled and living in Plymouth. This is a great way to reduce isolation and boost confidence.  

Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council 
The Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council (PDREC) is calling upon all young people between the ages of 11-18 and people in Plymouth and Devon to share their experiences of racist abuse at school. We believe that your voice is essential to make a difference and create a more inclusive and respectful school environment for all.
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Marketing workshop
Plymouth Business School brings you a Digital Marketing Workshop from 6-8pm on Wednesday 7th June 2023 for small businesses, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations in Rolle Building, University of Plymouth campus.  
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Grant News
We have collected a range of funding opportunities for you to explore, ranging from small to large grants. Click the link below to find out more. 
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POP ideas impact
Each quarter we report on our impact and level of work we have done.  You can now see a snapshot of the work we do each quarter. 
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Your events, news and promotions
Please get in touch if you would like to promote your news, events and activities with us via this newsletter.
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