Our Work

Our Work

Badge Nation

Led by Real Ideas and Future Creators, Badge Nation is a powerful collective of employers, schools, colleges, training providers, and informal educators. We are committed to recognising what individuals learn, achieve, and accomplish outside of formal accredited learning.

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Bridge

Real Ideas supports organisations all across the South West to deliver excellent cultural education for children and young people.

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C-Care

The C-CARE (Covid Channel Area Response Exchange) initiative will support people at risk of exclusion from the labour market and businesses at risk of closure. The programme provides support via direct and virtual interactions with 40 businesses in Plymouth and the surrounding catchment.

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Cities of Learning

Cities of Learning is a new approach funded by RSA and City and Guilds. Cities of Learning is helping people and places tell the story of their learning.

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Compass

Are you currently 18-24 years? Unemployed and living in Cornwall?

Would you like to explore employment sectors and develop transferable 21st Century skills that will help you move into a job?

We want to be part of your journey to move forward…

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Cornwall Youth Hub

Working in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions in Cornwall we are operating Cornwall’s youth hub. We provide a programme to support young people to build skills and harness their passions.

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Cultivator

Cultivator is a business development programme developed for Creative Businesses in Cornwall and the Isle of Scilly.

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Empowering Places (Make Things Happen)

Make Things Happen is a Empowering Places programme, supported by Power to Change.

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Enrich

They are our common heritage; our shared wealth and they belong to all of us that call Plymouth home. We have a dazzling range of woodlands, parks, squares and waterfronts covering some 1600 hectares – over one third of the city’s land area.

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Game Changer

Are you: Aged 18 to 24? A Cornwall or Isles of Scilly resident? And unemployed or not in education? We provide support for young people looking for help with education, training or employment.

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Generation E!

Generation E is made up of a group of 18-24 year olds.
Their aim? To create better opportunities for future generations of young people in Cornwall!

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Green Minds

Green Minds is a city-wide project funded by the ERDF Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) programme.  It provides urban areas with resources to test innovative solutions to address urban challenges, including nature-based solutions. Green Minds is a system for rethinking nature – as a solution, not a problem and will develop, test, and demonstrate a transferable and sustainable system for planning and managing land in the urban environment.

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Green Thinkers

Green Thinkers is 6-week programme for 18-25 year olds living in Plymouth.

Through a range of learning activities and hands on work experience, young people will learn about working with green spaces, gain industry insight and develop the skills to secure a job that’s just right for them.

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G7 Fringe

In June 2021, leaders of the G7 nations are gathering in Cornwall.

On the agenda – the big challenges facing our world. The seven leaders will be making decisions that affect all our futures.

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Illuminate

Illuminate Light Festival is a powerful immersive experience, offering audiences beautiful projection mapping; playful light art installations; joyous performances and myriad opportunities to engage, participate and make. With light art created by artists, technologists, designers, architects, performers and children alike.

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iMayflower

iMayflower is helping Plymouth shout about its culture and creativity offer, develop a long term, sustainable legacy and provide skills and learning opportunities through events and community engagement. We are also supporting creative sector businesses to become more visible on an international stage.

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Print in Action

Print in Action brings printmakers from Plymouth and beyond together, revealing incredible talent, and celebrating print in its inspiring forms.

Led by the community of printmakers at Ocean Studios and starting in April 2022, Print in Action is a six-month programme of workshops, masterclasses, talks and discussions, culminating in a three-day festival from 21st – 23rd October 2022.

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Kickstart

The Kickstart scheme is the Government’s £2 billion scheme to support 16-24 year olds through providing hundreds of thousands of work placements for young people.

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Kickstart Ready

Real Ideas are delivering 6-week intensive programmes on behalf of the DWP.

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Rank Foundation

The Rank Foundation aims to improve the lives of people and their communities across the UK.

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Schools for all seasons

How can the changing seasons help us to navigate the way we feel? How can being close to nature help us notice changes in ourselves and our landscapes?

Schools for All Seasons nourishes children with well-being activity and creativity rooted in our connections to the outdoors and our seasonal heritage.

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Start Something Creative

Are you aged 16-30 and based in the Southwest? Do you have a brilliant idea for a creative business or project? We can help you develop your idea, write a plan, find funding, and access the facilities you need to get your idea off the ground! 

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Start Something

Our Start Something programme helps brilliant new enterprises to thrive.

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Start Something Immersive

FREE support for digital entrepreneurs!

From April and for the next year we are offering 10 FREE membership packages worth over £3,000 each to entrepreneurial people with ideas looking to start their creative career. 

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Start Something Print

Calling all bold, innovative Printmakers! 

Starting out as a maker is tough, which is why we are committed to supporting emerging creatives in our spaces with our new campaign, Print in Action.

Real Ideas are here to help with your next steps in your print making journey. This summer, we are looking to support six print focused short-term residencies for graduates, students and emerging artists/makers in Ocean Studios.

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The State of Us

The State of Us, based out of Plymouth (UK), draws inspiration from new municipalist movements across the world and asks how we can build more powerful communities and economic democracy.

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Youth Cooperative Action

Build confidence, develop new skills, and work together, you can do all these on our Youth Cooperative Action Programme!

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