POP-IN the Community

by Jackie francis in Hyde, , United Kingdom

POP-IN the Community

Total raised £40

£10,000 target 19 days left
0% 3 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 18th June 2024 at 4:01pm

POP are aiming to raise £10,000 to keep our much loved volunteer led creative arts community project active within in Greater Manchester

by Jackie francis in Hyde, , United Kingdom

Help Keep POP-IN the Community

POP, our cherished volunteer-led creative arts initiative in Tameside and Greater Manchester, urgently needs your support. We are seeking to raise £10,000 to keep our project alive and thriving. 

Established in 2017, POP transformed a heritage building into a vibrant multi-creative arts venue, filling a void in Hyde, an area facing multiple socio-economic challenges. Over the years, we've hosted diverse live music events, engaging with over 357,000 people and pioneering the first Greater Manchester LGBTQ digital pride streaming event during lockdown. 

Our commitment to the community is evident through various activities – from art exhibitions and music schools to mental health sessions and employment training. Despite facing challenges, we outgrew our space and sought a larger venue, envisioning a bright future for POP in Hyde's historic market square. 

Unfortunately, our dream turned into a nightmare. Constant changes in letting agents and landlords led to neglected maintenance, endangering the safety of our venue. Daily incidents of falling debris and structural issues forced us to realise the harsh reality – our safety and that of our community were compromised. 

We added a few images of the damage so you can see what we were dealing.with.

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Legal complexities emerged, exposing significant safety concerns that were hidden from us. With no choice but to leave our intended space, we now find ourselves locked out and facing an unforeseen financial burden. 

But this setback won't stop us! Despite the challenges, we see an opportunity to explore new horizons and continue serving our community. POP plans to collaborate with other organisations, staging pop-up events and reaching a wider audience in Greater Manchester and Tameside. 

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This is where we need your help. Your donation will fund:

Hiring spaces for POP's pop-up events in the first 6 months.Setup costs for the mobile pop-up operations.Running costs, including insurance and internet access.Initiating residencies and workshops.Providing low-cost refreshments (cuppas and food), and real-word training and support, at our pop-up cafe to combat isolation.

Our minimum target is £10,000 and your contribution will play a pivotal role in ensuring POP's sustained success. 

 This £10k will allow the following

free space to micro traders

training in sound engineering

videography training

lighting tech

Free sewing sessions where people can learn to make goods they can sell at the fairs and pop ups 

stem isolation

combat loneliness

provide a safe space for people who maybe for whatever reasons feel vulnerable

provide a free space when services/practitioners can offer support advice and guidance 

Develop a platform where business ideas can be discussed

Arrange a monetised online shop so that traders can advertise their goods 

Prepare for longevity and self sufficiency 

Create employment 

It’s so much more that goes on, in a project like POP, behind the scenes

This isn't just about keeping POP afloat; it's about supporting a unique, volunteer-led community project that makes a difference. Your donation helps offer opportunities to a deprived community, making cultural enrichment accessible. 

Help keep creative arts alive. Join us in this journey and be a part of sustaining POP!




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