Improving Lives Plymouth

Armed Forces Convenant

A charity at the heart of our community, supporting and inspiring people to improve their health and wellbeing.

Make a Difference for Mayflower 400



Make a Difference for Mayflower 400 is the Improving Lives Plymouth project contributing to Mayflower 400 and is aimed at businesses and individals in Plymouth to prepare the city ready for Mayflower 2020. The project is broken down into 3 areas;

Make a Difference Employee Volunteering Days: 

Make a Difference Days are created for employee volunteers who will give their time to support local communities and spaces. These are group volunteering days that can be organised for one business with a number of staff or a variety of businesses joining together to volunteer. Click here to see how you can get involved.

In addition your Business/Organisation can adopt a space:

Would your staff be able to volunteer to monitor and help maintain an area you have adopted?
This is a great opportunity for your business and staff to have fun and take responsibility for a green space
Re-planting, painting and regular maintenance of a neglected area is a positive step towards making Plymouth more attractive, tackling climate change, creating habitat for wildlife and reducing anti-social behaviour.

All we ask for is a commitment to look after the area for a minimum of 12 months.

Criteria to adopt a space for Make a Difference for Mayflower 400

  • The space must be linked to Mayflower 400

  • The space must have open access

  • Employees must contribute their volunteering hours during their normal working hours

Mayflower Makers:

Are you intertesed in becoming an Ambassador for the Mayflower 400 initiative? Sign up as a Mayflower Maker where you will recieve training on the story of Mayflower and the events diary. 

If you have an interest in the Plymouth history relating to Mayflower and want to learn more about what Plymouth is doing from now up until 2020 click here to visit our Mayflower Makers page where you can sign up for free.


Youth Social Action

Improving Lives Plymouth have formed a Youth Steering Group of young people from Plymouth aged between 16 and 20 who are developing youth social action projects for young people from the city to contribute towards the Mayflower 400 initiative. Click here to find out more information.



If you want to get involved in any of the above projects or have any questions contact Sheralyn Barton

01752 241054