SPARK Community Space

Helping people spark back into life!

"Let's do something outside ourselves,
Something that repairs tears in your community,
Something to make life better for people less fortunate than you,
That's what I think a meaningful life is,
Living not for oneself, but for one's community"

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Spark is Open for Business!

Find out more about the amazing opening event by watching the videos below, kindly put together for us by Klayton Dean.

Pop in for a cuppa and cake!

Spark Community Space, Unit 12, The Pompey Centre, Fratton Way, PO4 8SL

Get your diaries out golfers as we are very pleased to announce we have booked the venue for our fundraising golf day 2024.

Venue: Waterlooville Golf Club
Date: Thursday 9th May 2024

Following coffee and bacon rolls, a maximum of 18 teams will play 18 holes of golf for prizes, followed by a two course meal with coffee, raffle and charity auction.

If you would like to reserve your space or receive more information when please email sandie@sparkcommunityspace.co.uk.

Venue: The Queens Hotel
Date: Friday 17th May 2024
Tickets: £70

Tickets include:

  • A three course meal
  • Live band
  • Raffle prize and auction

For more information please contact tara@sparkcommunityspace.co.uk.

Who We Are

SPARK Community Space is a registered charity launched in October 2020 by Becki Simmons in Southsea, Portsmouth.

The charity aims to help people who don’t feel like they fit in, to access the support and services they need, so they can ‘Spark’ back into life.

spark community space official opening - after cutting the ribbon

Photos above courtesy of Japics Photographic

What We Do

At SPARK, we welcome anyone who feels pushed aside or overlooked by society, whether that’s because of illness, disability, redundancy, lack of qualifications or any other reason.

We meet people, wherever they are in life, without judgement, providing a space for people to share a cup of tea and a cake, gain skills and purpose through volunteering, and access training towards regaining confidence and a sense of belonging in society.

SPARK operates on a pay-what-you-can-afford basis along with donations.

Where We Are

We now have a permanent space with half of it used as a community café, to give people a safe and welcoming space to come when they need it, and the other half will be a charity shop where we can raise some funds to support the charity.

Opening times

Group meetings: We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 11am until 2pm.

Trading day: Shop & cafe open every Saturday 11am until 2pm.

Why not pop along for a cuppa and a piece of cake!

Address

Spark Community Space, Unit 12, The Pompey Centre, Fratton Way, PO4 8SL

Parking

We do NOT have any on-site parking but there is plenty available around our space (e.g. Tesco, KFC and local  roads).

What You Can Do For Us

We are always looking for people who can help us to grow our charity. If you’re interested in any of the following please get in touch:

  • Volunteers
  • Ambassadors
  • Donations

Why not make a donation or sponsor a cake! Every bit of help goes a long way.

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SPARK In The Press

In December 2020 our great friends at Express FM in Portsmouth interviewed our founder and trustee Becki – she spoke about her story and how the charity came into being.

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‘Community spaces can be a lifeline’ – Portsmouth’s Spark hub boosted by Asda Foundation grant

Portsmouth’s Spark Community Space is celebrating large financial windfall towards a brand new heating system for their community hub.

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Spark Community Space has officially opened its doors to the public

Spark Community Space has finally opened the doors of its permanent base.

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Becki Simmons - SPARK Community Space Charity Founder

Inspirational Southsea woman sets up charity for people who don't fit in after brain surgery changed her life

A safe space for people who feel isolated or overlooked by society is being set up by an inspirational charity founder.

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Local group aims to reduce loneliness across Portsmouth

A new community friendship group has been launched in Portsmouth, helping people to reconnect and make friends in a safe and comfortable environment, whilst reducing loneliness throughout the local area.

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