We are supporting the local commu​​nity, Polish citizens and Eastern European communities in Norfolk.

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Norfolk Polonia CIC is a Polish and non-governmental organisation working for minority groups in Norfolk, particularly Central and Eastern Europeans.

Our organisation was established in 2018 and provides community support to Poles, the local community and ethnic minority groups living in the area. From 2019, we will work officially with the Consular Section of the Polish Embassy in London and Norwich City Council, and from 2021 we will manage the West Earlham Community Centre. ​​We also look after the graves of Polish Air Force pilots in Norfolk and Suffolk. From 2024, our main focus will be on social issues and the promotion of Poles in the UK, but we also aim to provide cultural events and maintain a sense of national identity.

The organisations are managed by: Pawel Jelenski ​​(Director; ​co-founder), Dorota Darnell (Director; co-founder), Hanna Jaskiewicz (Director), Jakub Pucilowski (Secretary) and supported by  ​volunteers, including: Graham (Team Leader), Mariola, Agnieszka, Barbara, Grzegorz and Malgorzata.

Other services

As part of our activities, we also provide access to culture, education for young people and sport, and act as a liaison with the Polish Embassy in London.


We have been collecting Polish books since 2018. We have a collection of almost 600 books on various subjects.


For a variety of reasons beyond our control, we are not currently issuing passports, but we continue to assist people in difficult circumstances (e.g. victims of violence) to obtain a passport on an expedited basis with the approval of the consuls in London. Please contact us if you require such assistance.


We run a football group that meets every Friday from March to October (at NR1 4HL Park) for a good sporting day in a relaxed atmosphere. Please contact us on 07492 012 200 if you are interested.

Cooperation and grants

Our activities are based on close cooperation with various organisations and our own groups that have found their place with us in our community centre.

We cooparate with Norwich City Council, MP Clive Lewis, the local police, the Consular Section of the ​Polish Embassy in London or Polish Community Hub in Ipswich, as well as UK organisations such as GYROS, Leeway, NCLS, Future Projects and Norfolk Citizens Advice.

As an organisation, we have received grants from organisations and institutions such as Norwich City Council Get Involved (2019), Better Together Voluntary Norfolk (2019), Consular Section of the Polish Embassy in London (2020, 2021, 2023),  Norwich City Council Get Growing (2021), Macmillan Cancer Support (2021), Norfolk Community Foundation (2021, 2022), Norfolk Garden Trust (2021), The National Lottery Community Fund (2022) and  H4U Norwich City Council (2022).  

Consular Section of the ​Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London

Since 2019, we have been working officially with the Consular Department of the ​Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London, providing passport services, elections and consultation support between Polish offices and citizens in Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are also the only Polish organisation in the East of England to be a member of the Polish Consultative Council in London, appointed by Ambassador Piotr Wilczek.

Photo: Ambassador RP Piotr Wilczek (left), Paweł Jeleński


Norfolk Polonia CIC 
West Earlham Community Centre 
Wilberforce Rd 
Norwich NR5 8ND

Our office is open by appointment only or on Fridays (10am-1pm). Access by car (parking on the street) and bus from the city centre (line 21).

07492 012 200 | 07472 452 546

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