We want to hear about the challenges you think need to be tackled to bring about significant change in Plymouth and we want to tell you that there is a fund of up to £25,000 to help make it happen.
The Challenge Fund will be awarded to larger-scale projects which tackle a single issue such as the climate crisis; environmental degradation; the lack of appropriate housing provision; the shortage in support for young people with mental health issues etc.
Instead of starting with solutions, POP+ believes there is greater value to be had exploring the issue and seeking to better understand it. POP+ also believes there is more to be gained from broadening the number of people involved to help bring about a greater understanding of the challenge and all that it entails.
To help achieve this, your project may be entitled to an initial ‘design & develop’ grant of £1000 to further your idea and facilitate wider engagement. You may wish, for example, to host a preliminary event to raise awareness of your project and seek support in the early stages.
At the end of the design & develop stage, POP+ will need to see how the project can sustain itself economically – how it will make money and/or how it will receive further grant funding.
To be eligible for the Challenge Fund, projects will need to consider and identify ways in which they will bring about ‘change’: how will they disrupt traditional ways of working or conventional ways of control and power?
The Challenge Fund will open for applications in 2020.