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Welcome to the latest issue of the POP ideas newsletter                                          Issue 35 - April 2018

Your News & Events
Community Centre Open Day
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Learn Something New This Summer!
 

The final term of the academic year is finally upon us and what better way to prepare for the summer than to have fun learning something new. On Course SW have a range of exciting courses coming up to help you learn new skills and talents, so why not rediscover an old passion or start a new one?

For more information on their courses to see what skills you could learn: Click

The Freedom Community Festival Needs Your Help...

Our free two-day community festival, held at Freedom Fields Park in Plymouth is planned to go ahead on 2nd and 3rd June 2018 with the usual mix of fantastic live music, great food and drink, market stalls, community workshops, children's rides and activities.

But in order to keep the Festival going, we need your help to keep this vital community event alive. We would be truly grateful if you could donate what you can to help ensure this year's event goes ahead as planned.

To view the Crowdfund campaign and to donate: Click
Funding Workshop For Sports Clubs
For more information and to book your place: Click
Vacancy for an Admin Support Worker

For more information and to view the job advert: Click
Pop up Urban Art Gallery 27th April
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The latest POP ideas statistics snapshot for quarter 4 which is the period January to end of March 2018.

To view the statistics: Click
Looking for funding, training or need support?
 
If you and your group or organization would like some advice on funding or project/business planning support please do not hesitate to contact the POP ideas team to arrange a meeting: Click
 
If you would like to attend any of our upcoming free training events please click for more information or to book.
Presenting With Confidence workshop held on 14th September 2017
 
Pitch Your Project: Big or Small

Multi-Funder Panel confirmed so far:

The funders and key people for the panel confirmed so far include the following:

Big Lottery Fund
Heritage Lottery Fund
Devon Community Foundation
Plymouth Drake Foundation
North Yard Community Trust
Mayflower 400 Community Sparks
UnLtd
Power To Change
CO-OP
Tudor Trust
Rank Foundation
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - Plymouth POP+ investment
RIO
Plymouth Crowdfund/Plymouth City Change Fund
POP ideas


For more information and to book: Click
 
It doesn't matter if you don't want to pitch, everyone is welcome to attend the event to network and meet with Funders throughout the day. 

The Esmee Fairbairn Plymouth Grant applications will also be assessed in the afternoon by the POP+ Network of Networks Panel.

If you would like to brush up on your pitching skills or need to gain that extra bit of confidence we are delivering a Presenting With Confidence - Be Pitch Perfect workshop on 8th May.  To book a place: Click
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POP ideas training for May
Our training offer for 2018 is now live and can be accessed on our eventbrite booking page.  Training that is available to book now includes:

Presenting with confidence - Be pitch ready - 8th May
For further information and to book: Click

Charity vs CIC vs Co-op: Learn what is best for you - 15th May
For further information and to book: Click

Pitch Your Project: Big or Small - 23rd may
For further information and to book: Click
Big Lottery Funding Update....

Big Lottery Fund have made changes to their funding so that it's easier for you to apply.

They are moving away from standardised application forms so that they can focus on supporting the best ideas, not the people who are best at filling in forms. You can now submit your ideas online, by phone or in person.

They offer three types of funding:

Awards for All:
Offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities: Click

Reaching Communities:
Offers grants of over £10,000 to support single organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive: Click

Partnerships:
Provides grants of over £10,000 for groups or organisations who have great ideas to do amazing things together: Click

Small Charity Week - Fundraising Day
Fundraising Day is the perfect opportunity for small charities to engage with current and new supporters to get fundraising.

Fundraising Day 2018 will take place on 21st June during Small Charities Week with plenty of free events, initiatives and resources for your charity to engage with. 

For more information: Click
Funding News: Click Away
  • Thomas Wall Trust: Small grants for education and social community projects, deadline 31st May: Click
  • Mayflower 400 Community Sparks Fund: Grants to support grass-roots community, arts and cultural activity in Plymouth up to £3,000, or £5,000 in exceptional circumstances: Click
  • Comic Relief Safe, Secure & Settled Fund: Large grants to improve the lives of young people who are homeless or in temp accommodation, deadline 14th June: Click
  • Greggs Foundation Local Community Fund: Small grants for projects that improve resilience within a community of interest, deadline 22nd June: Click
  • Music For All: Small grants for community based music projects, deadline 1st July: Click
  • Power To Change Community Business Fund: Large grants for locally based community business to grow their social impact, deadline 22nd May: Click
  • The Masonic Charitable Foundation: Community support grants up to £5K in the areas of financial hardship, health and disability, education and employability, and social exclusion and disadvantage, deadline 25th May: Click
  • The Hilden Charitable Fund: Grants for summer play-schemes, deadline 1st June: Click
  • Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund: Grants up to £5K for projects tackling illegal money lending, deadline 30th June: Click
  • Lloyds Bank Foundation Invest Fund: Core cost funding over £10K per year for charities delivering clear outcomes, deadline 18th May: Click
Useful Info: Click Away
  • Data Protection & GDPR: A wide range of resources and online tools to be GDPR ready: Click
  • Financial governance: A guide for the non-financial charity trustee to help them understand what is expected of them when it comes to the governance of their charity's finances: Click
  • NCVO Annual Conference 2018: Download speeches and breakout session slides: Click
  • Legal governance: A checklist to make sure you know about the legislation and regulation that applies to you and how to ensure compliance: Click
  • Volunteering: Volunteers Week June 2018 new website with resources: Click
  • IT: 5 reasons to move your charity to a cloud solution: Click
  • My Community: Resource library - guides/toolkits/factsheets and more: Click
  • Free used office furniture: Log on and view the items on offer before ordering what you need. You just pay the delivery cost: Click
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