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"
Make a Pom Pom for Portsmouth Creates
Join us at Spark for our Pom Pom Making Party! Each day we are open until 1st December. Join us and make a Pom Pom for Portsmouth Creates. The “We Create Market” will be held on the 9th and 10th December 2023 and will be hosted in the old Dorothy Perkins in the Cascades in Portsmouth. This market supports local makers and creatives and gives you a great opportunity to shop local this Christmas.
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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.
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.
We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 11am until 2pm. Now also open every Saturday 12pm until 3pm as a trading day.
Spark Community Space, Unit 12, The Pompey Centre, Fratton Way, PO4 8SL
Why not pop along for a cuppa and a piece of cake!
We do NOT have any on-site parking but there is plenty available around our space (e.g. Tesco, KFC and local roads).
COMING SOON IN 2024
SPARK Charity Golf Day
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sparktacular Summer Ball
Venue: The Queens Hotel
Date: Friday 17th May 2024
Event sponsored by Delivered Social.
Please email email@example.com to reserve your seat.
Further details to follow.
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:
Why not make a donation or sponsor a cake! Every bit of help goes a long way.
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.
Portsmouth’s Spark Community Space is celebrating large financial windfall towards a brand new heating system for their community hub.
City charity set to move into forever home after hunt for permanent base as Spark Community Space prepares to move into the Pompey Centre in Fratton
The team behind a city charity is celebrating as the organisation finally secures its forever home.
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.
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.