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ACTIVE NETWORKS

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TOPICS CREATED

ABOUT US

Plymouth Voluntary Community Social Enterprise is registered with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (number: 1167515). Our vision is a vibrant, sustainable third sector in Plymouth valued for delivering effective and efficient cross-sector services and support that leads to positive social change for local people. Our mission is to support cross-sector collaboration with Plymouth’s third sector, to develop thriving organizations and groups that can create social capital and positive social change.

NETWORKS

POP+ stands for the ‘Plymouth Octopus Project’ and the octopus has tentacles reaching out into the city, linking people with similar passions and interests. These are our networks. The octopus is a very intelligent creature, using the intelligence that its tentacles provide to solve problems, build influence, increase capacity and overall change things for the better.

This is not an organisation run from the centre, but one driven by the huge assets that exist in the voluntary and community sector, and the time generously given by social activists in the city to create links and collaborate on issues. Our networks are the way in which this happens.

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FUNDRAISING

POP ideas provides funding planning and business support to Plymouth’s voluntary and community sector. The POP ideas team includes four experienced voluntary and community sector professionals with over 50 years of knowledge to share.  POP ideas has been successful in bringing in over £4.5M worth of grant funding to groups in Plymouth over the last 3 years. For more information please see http://www.popideas.org/.

VULNERABLE PEOPLE

The Positive People Project is a European Social Fund and Big Lottery funded project that aims to support people so that they can get closer to the labor market, get work ready or start the journey towards employment.

The main aim is to equip people with skills and confidence to achieve their personal goals. Support available includes personal development and well-being, developing IT skills, benefits advice, training, and help to find work.

Please contact Chris Maccullie on 07951313163 or email: chris.m@plymouthoctopus.org.

NEWS FROM THE SECTOR

NETWORKS

  • Group logo of Youth+ 219
    active 21 hours, 23 minutes ago

    With Young People & Families
    Shaping the Plymouth Experience

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Sports Network+ 4
    active 21 hours, 23 minutes ago

    Improving the range, accessibility and calibre of sports available to residents of Plymouth

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Refugee & Asylum Seekers (RAS)+ 2
    active 21 hours, 23 minutes ago

    Refugee and Asylum Seekers networking forum

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Health & Wellbeing+ 7
    active 21 hours, 23 minutes ago

    Caring for Plymouth’s Health & Wellbeing

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Environment Plymouth+ 4
    active 21 hours, 23 minutes ago

    Caring for Plymouth’s environment and influencing policy for a greener City.

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Culture & Arts Network+ 3
    active 21 hours, 23 minutes ago

    The Plymouth Culture & Arts Network (CAN) is a network to enable culture and the arts to have a voice and thrive in Plymouth.

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Community Justice+ 2
    active 21 hours, 23 minutes ago

    To discuss and inform better community justice policy for Plymouth

    Public Group
  • Group logo of Compassionate City+ 3
    active 21 hours, 23 minutes ago

    The creation of Plymouth as a Compassionate City, that actively facilitates people’s wishes, that is inclusive and cares for all.

    Private Group

JOIN POP+

Joining POP+ is straight forward. Simply fill in our registration form with as much information as you can. Once registered you will receive emails and newsletters relating to your particular areas of interest.

At the heart of this collaborative venture is a set of shared values, which all Members are expected to uphold and conform to. They are:

  • Collaboration
  • Transparency
  • Trust
  • Honesty
  • Inclusion

Vision: A vibrant, sustainable VCSE in Plymouth valued for delivering effective and efficient cross-sector services and support that leads to positive social change with and for local people.

Mission: Provide Plymouth’s VCSE with the cross-sector support it needs to develop thriving organisations and groups that can create social capital and positive social change.

  • To unite the sector and encourage collaboration
  • To liaise with other sectors to design and deliver collaborative services which the people of Plymouth need
  • To be an easy access point for anyone who wants to liaise with the VCSE
  • To build capacity in the sector, and respect in the community for its achievements.

EVENTS AND MEETINGS

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November 2017

Free Dementia Awareness Training

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, England PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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Free

This short session will provide you with a core understanding of what Dementia is. The session will cover 5 key messages about dementia that it is important for everyone to know about, how Dementia affects not only the people who live with the diagnosis but also those who work alongside them as well as offering key facts and advice on how you can make sure you are 'Dementia Friendly' as an individual and an organisation. Claire is also able to advice…

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December 2017

Firm Foundations: Legal Structures for VCS organisations

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
£10.00

FREE EVENT - £10 deposit will be refunded once you have attended Training content: This half day seminar is intended as an introduction to the range of legal structures currently available for the Third Sector, including the traditional ones of Company Limited by Guarantee and Registered Charity, and the newer Community Interest Company (CIC), and Charitable Incorporated Company (CIO). The seminar will also cover issues around charitable status, what is a Trustee, and roles and responsibilities for Directors. This event…

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Free Dementia Awareness Training

December 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, England PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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Free

This short session will provide you with a core understanding of what Dementia is. The session will cover 5 key messages about dementia that it is important for everyone to know about, how Dementia affects not only the people who live with the diagnosis but also those who work alongside them as well as offering key facts and advice on how you can make sure you are 'Dementia Friendly' as an individual and an organisation. Claire is also able to advice…

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February 2018

The Difference We Made: How to evidence outcomes for your project

February 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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£10.00

FREE EVENT - £10 deposit will be refunded once you have attended Evidencing the outcomes of your organisation's work is almost as important as the work that you are doing. Good evidencing can increase your chances of new or repeat funding exponentially as well as helping you to really hone your practices and provide the best possible service. Come along to this session with our experienced Trainer and learn some essential skills and tips to make sure the great work…

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