London Spark is a charity founded in 2016 year with charitable objects as follows:
1) promotion social inclusion for the public benefit among members of the Polish immigrant community by preventing members of that community from becoming socially excluded, relieving their needs and assisting them to integrate into society.
2) promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit by:
3) advancing education for the public benefit in Polish culture, tradition and heritage.
London Spark supports Polish community living in London. Over of a million Poles arrived to London after Poland joined the European Union. Most of them settled in London very well and they are successful. But some people are left behind and exposed to risk of social exclusion. London Spark tries to reach these people to help them to be on their feet again and succeed. For this purpose Polish Citizens Advice Centre was created in 2017 to provide free, impartial, independent advice and information. There are four advisors working in the Centre: two solicitors, social advisor and accountant. The Centre was funded by individual sponsors and companies attended on charitable ball and also by Polish Consulate and London Borough of Hounslow.
Another activity is promoting Polish culture and supporting integration of Poles with local people. Six workshops “Meet your Polish neighbours” were organised to bring people together from different backgrounds and enable them to know each other, understand and respect. The same objective has outdoor event Polish Heritage Day held annually.
In 2018 charity joined TWINS project to promote inclusive education and foster the learning of disadvantaged Polish students. The partnership was built with Polish Saturday Schools, Polish Psychologist Association and independent social workers. The project provides free support and advice to Polish pupils and their families with all kinds of health and education needs. Two workshops for parents and teachers were organised and next ones will be delivered until end of the year.