International Community Organisation of Sunderland is a successor of
Sunderland Polish Community Association (2007). ICOS came to being in
June 2009, as an unincorporated association, governed by constitution.
Since that time, we have grown to over 200 members. We have 7 management
committee members and over 20 volunteers.
We were registered as a charity in April 2011. Our constitution permits
us to work all over the North East. We are currently based in Sunderland
and most work tend to be based in Sunderland, however our members all
form all over the Tyne and Wear and County Durham, including Newcastle,
Gateshead, Sunderland and Durham.
We exist to benefit the local community, minority ethnic people in
We organise consultation and information events, provide free and
affordable training and education (formal and informal). We have a Drop
– in Advice and Guidance Centre, used by people seeking help with
official correspondence, access to welfare, employability and rights at
ICOS has also organised and co organised numerous art and cultural
projects, such as Meet your Neighbour or the Made in Poland Festival. We
also organise social events where people from different communities can
come together and get to know each other.
Please ask to see our portfolio and we will happily provide you with