Our Partners

We have had the pleasure of working with a range of partners who have helped build and develop Poplar Union into the space we have today:

Poplar HARCA

Poplar HARCA is an award winning Housing and Regeneration Community Association in East London, with registered charity status.

STAMP (Supporting Theatre and Makers of Performance)

A new network of over 20 London based theatre organisations dedicated to improving support for theatre makers in London.

Supporting Theatre and Makers of Performance, Poplar Union, Theatre, Community

The Canal and Rivers Trust

A charity entrusted to care for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.

Canal & Rivers Trust, Poplar Union, Community, East London

East End Community Foundation

East End Community Foundation has been dedicated to increasing opportunities for people living in London’s East End for 25 years.

East End Community Foundation, Poplar Union, Community, East London

The Big Lottery Fund & Arts Council

We were delighted to receive emergency funding from The Big Lottery Fund (supported by the Arts Council) during the Covid-19 crisis to continue an online offering whilst our doors were closed.

arts council funded, big lottery fund supported

Aponghor Bengali LGBTQIA+ Group

Founded by Sohel Ahmed, Aponghor offers a safe and welcoming environment for Bengali members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Aponghor, LGBTQ+ party, Christmas party, East London

Moo Canoes

Moo Canoes was created in 2012 to make London’s waterways more fun for everyone.

Moo Canoes, Poplar Union, East London, Limehouse Cut Canal, Paddle Boarding, Canoeing, East London

e5 Roasthouse

e5 Roasthouse have run the coffee roastery and cafe at Poplar Union since September, 2017.

e5 Roasthouse, Poplar Union, Cafe, East London, Poplar, Coffee, Food, refugee council

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets has been an ongoing supporter of Poplar Union, working closely with us for large scale community events, future planning and community engagement.


London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Poplar Union, East London, Arts, Culture


Creative youth space designed to inspire. Shaped by young people, for young people.

Spotlight, Arts, Culture, Poplar Union, East London

Family Arts Standards

The Family Arts Campaign is a national Sector Support Organisation funded by Arts Council England to raise family engagement with arts and culture.