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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+ 215
    active 2 days, 7 hours ago

    Helping to inform policy and initiatives for Plymouth’s youth

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Sports Network+ 1
    active 1 week, 2 days ago

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

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Refugee & Asylum Seekers (RAS)+ 1
    active 1 week, 2 days ago

    Refugee and Asylum Seekers networking forum

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Health & Wellbeing+ 1
    active 1 week, 2 days ago

    Caring for Plymouth’s Health & Wellbeing

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Environment Plymouth+ 2
    active 1 week ago

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

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Culture & Arts Network+ 1
    active 1 week, 2 days ago

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

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Criminal Justice+ 1
    active 1 week, 2 days ago

    To discuss and inform better criminal justice policy for Plymouth

    Private Group
  • Group logo of Compassionate City+ 1
    active 1 week, 2 days 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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October 2017

PAUSE Market Engagement Event

October 27
Windsor House, Tavistock Road
Plymouth, Devon PL6 5UF United Kingdom
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Plymouth City Council procurement opportunity: new support service for mothers experiencing recurrent care proceedings As part of ongoing work to reduce the numbers of children entering care, Plymouth City Council intends to secure through tender a provider to deliver a new service working with mothers experiencing a repeat cycle of care proceedings. We are seeking a delivery partner (provider) to implement the ‘Pause’ model in Plymouth (www.pause.org.uk). This is an intensive, bespoke approach which aims to support the women to…

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November 2017

Plymouth Fundraisers Network and GDPR Workshop

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Moments Cafe and Dementia Information Centre, New George Street
Plymouth, England PL1 1RJ United Kingdom
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£10.00

FREE EVENT – £10 deposit will be refunded once you have attended Plymouth Fundraiser Network Meeting ● Welcome ● Introductions and catch-up from attendees on their fundraising activities; success stories etc ● ‘How data protection impacts your fundraising’ - The New Rules’: We are pleased to have Andrew O’Brien, Head of Policy and Engagement at Charity Finance Group presenting on Data Protection, how they are going to change with the introduction of the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) and how…

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

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, tbc United Kingdom + Google Map
£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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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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February 2018

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

February 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, tbc United Kingdom + Google Map
£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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