We are supporting the local community, Polish citizens and Eastern European communities in Norfolk.

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Welcome 

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 (Executive Director), Dorota Darnell (Director), Hanna Jaskiewicz (Director) and supported by  volunteers, including leaders: Agnieszka, Barbara, Grzegorz, Graham (Secretary), Malgorzata and Mariola.

Advice  help

We can help with issues such as benefits, social housing or homelessness. If you are a victim of domestic abuse and need help, please contact us. 

A meeting place for the local community and a free advice centre every Friday from 10am to 1pm at West Eralham Community Centre (NR5 8ND).

 ​07492 012 200
07745 790 502

norfolkpoloniacic@outlook.com

Counselling is provided by volunteers. We offer support to all, especially Polish, National Minority and Ukrainian families and a local market (first Friday of every month) for those in need.

Calendar of events and groups​ at our centre

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.

Library

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

Catalogue

Passports

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.

Sport

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, grants and Polish groups

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

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).  

Polish groups and institutions

List of the most important Polish groups, organisations and institutions active in Norwich and Norfolk.

POLISH Groups in the Polish Centre
West Earlham Community Centre (NR5 8ND)

FITNESS
Tue (6.15pm-7.15pm) and Sat (9.15am-10.15am)
07739 548 210

TABLE TENNIS CLUB
Sun (3pm-6pm) and Wed (6pm-8pm)
07490 389 952
The club does not meet on the first Sunday of each month

COMMUNITY HUB + ADVICE
Fri (10am-1pm)
07492 012 200

Other groups and institutions

IN HARMONY FOR HEALTH
The group deals with preventive health
07710 525 716

SUPPORT GROUP 'BRAVE HEARTS'
Facebook

POLISH SCHOOL IN NORWICH ( NR4 6PP)
 polskaszkolanorwich.org.uk
07881 708 678 (Jolanta Pacek)

POLISH SCHOOL IN NORWICH (NR4 7LP)
  Facebook
07908 938 731 (​Monika Uramowska)

POLISH SCHOOL IN THETFORD ( IP24 3LH)
 nauczaniejezykapolskiego.co.uk
  07517 989 799 (Anna Gąsiorowska)

POLISH PARISH IN NORWICH
 parafia-norwich.co.uk

POLISH RADIO PROGRAMME ON FUTURE RADIO
 futureradio.co.uk

AA SUPPORT IN NORFOLK (POLISH LANGUAGE)
07590 365 969 (Piotr)

Consular Section of the Republic of Poland in London

Since 2018, we have been working officially with the Consular Department 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: Ambasador RP Piotr Wilczek (od lewej), Paweł Jeleński

Contact

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).

 
norfolkpoloniacic@outlook.com
fb.me/norfolkpoloniacic (Messenger)
tel. 07492 012 200 & 07472 452 546 & International: +447492012200

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