Community Projects

Our community projects go beyond what we offer at our community centres, with a focus on long-term community health enhancing initiatives.

Through our community development and wellbeing offer, we strive to increase access to all services and help our community grow. We’re continuously seeking new ways to introduce projects that address our community’s diverse needs and interests by working closely with local groups, London-wide organisations and funders to make this happen and bring about lasting positive change.

Path to Paris

Path to Paris is a programme by Team GB and Paralympics GB in collaboration with 15 community organisations across the UK designed to get kids aged 5-11 active and excited about sports before the Paris Olympics and Paralympics.

As an official programme partner, we’re working with local groups, sports clubs, and schools to offer several sports activities across Poplar for kids to participate in.

Children can join a sports team and start their virtual journey from Athens, where the Olympics began, all the way to Paris, logging their in-person sporting activities to accumulate the distance needed to get to the game and win prizes along the way.

Take a look at some of the fun activies that went on at Mile End Park during the latest Big sports day event:

On the Water

The On the Water programme is a joint initiative with East London Canal Access Network to make paddle sports accessible to women and help them enjoy the local blues spaces.

The programme aims to build water confidence and agency in women who may feel excluded from water sports for social, cultural, or economic reasons so they can continue their blue journey with utmost self-assurance.

Well One

Well One is a lottery-funded health partnership bringing together Poplar HARCA, housing associations, schools, GPs, and community organisations to improve health and wellbeing across Poplar, Bow, and Limehouse.

We’re focused on addressing the social influence to health, such as your living situation, financial status, and access to resources.

Our initiatives include health awareness campaigns, promoting healthy lifestyles, and organising health and wellbeing festivals, activities, and events.