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The Spark: Igniting the potential of all children through extraordinary arts experiences.

In 2018 The Spark worked with over 26,000 children in Leicester. Vote for The Spark

We need your support to continue to ignite the potential of 0-13 year olds and their families.

We are a finalist in the Persimmon Homes Building Futures scheme - please click here to vote for The Spark. You can vote DAILY up to 27 September.

Persimmon Homes said:

In 2019 we're giving away over £1 million to support children in health, sport, education and the arts through our brand new Building Futures competition.

Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB - the British Olympic Association - to give away over £1 million to help children in England, Wales and Scotland.

The Spark Arts for Children exists to ensure that all children in Leicester have the opportunity to access high quality arts, which will spark their imagination and raise their future aspirations.

The 2018 Spark Festival saw over 12,000 children and families participating over 8 amazing days.

Almost 50% of events take place in schools, libraries and community venues and at least 20% of festival goers experienced a free event or activity.

The Spark Festival - a film

For further information about supporting our work – follow the menu links or please contact our Development Manager Carrie Carruthers on 0116 261 6893 or email

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