Thank you for the wonderful connecting the dots (hahaha) you have made POP+ known for. Your hard work to bring all Plymouthonians to work together is very much appreciated.
Great work as ever, thanks for all you do to keep us 3rd Sector going with that strong legged octopus!
If we need to know something Pop+ is often the group to which we turn. Their ability to draw together a wide range of organisations and support many strands of community work has been invaluable and provides us with good local networking opportunities.
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.
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.
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/.
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: email@example.com.
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:
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.
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