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Latest Newsletter

Our latest newsletter can be found on the link below is contains amongst other articles the launch of the Volunteering-on-Sea Exhibition, an update on our work as part of A Better Start Southend, a welcome from our new Volunteer Coordinator, Nicky Evans and updates on our projects. http://www.savs-southend.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Edition_02_1718.pdf

Looking for £5000 – £50,000?
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Looking for £5000 – £50,000?

27th January 2017 Looking for £5000 – £50,000? Income less than £350,000 per year? Apply to the People’s Health Trust before 1 March… Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality. The People’s Health...

International Award for Volunteer Essex Centres
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International Award for Volunteer Essex Centres

24th January 2017 Southend Volunteer Centre is proud to have achieved an award! As part of Volunteer Essex, the 14 volunteer Centres have been successful in gaining the internationally recognised BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management Award, for its work in providing support to people interested in volunteering whilst also supporting organisations that involve volunteers. Volunteer Essex colleagues...

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Timebanking brings Christmas to Grace

5th January 2017 85 year old Grace contacted the Southend Timebank at SAVS in Southend and told them how she had spent last Christmas in hospital and would really like a proper Christmas Dinner this year. Due to a broken hip, Grace has not been out of the house (apart from in hospital transport) for...

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State of the Sector 2016

13th December 2016 SAVS carried out a survey earlier this year to ask our members how things were for them. We asked about their income, demand, issues they were facing and what they had achieved. The full survey can be found at http://www.savs-southend.org/sites/ default/files/files/State_of_sector_2016.pdf or downloaded below. Here are some of the highlights… The survey was sent...

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Quality for Health

11th November 2016 Four local charities are celebrating after being awarded the Quality for Health Award which demonstrates they are delivering good quality services and health benefits to people who use their services. SAVS, Relate South Essex, Active Life and Headway Essex all provide services and support to people that benefit their physical or mental...

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Are YOU the person we’re looking for?

5th September 2016 Southend Association of Voluntary Services is a registered charity and council for voluntary service. We promote, encourage and develop voluntary and community action by empowering and providing excellent support and representation to frontline organisations throughout the Southend-on-Sea area and Essex. Could you add to the strength of our Board of Trustees? Our Trustees...

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SAVS wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

1st July 2016 Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) has received a £49,500 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Volunteering-on-Sea in Southend-on-Sea. Volunteering-on-Sea has been created by young people and will be delivered by them so they can explore and share the heritage of volunteering in Southend, an historic seaside...

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Big Advice Day

31st May 2016 We will be holding a Big Advice Day as part of Small Charity Week. As a member you will be able to book an appointment with the SAVS team around a variety of topics including funding, governance, marketing and volunteering advice. To book a slot please email training@savs-southend.co.uk with the subject of what you...

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Supported Volunteering Success

16th May 2016 SAVS is celebrating after receiving funding from the Big Lottery to support people with mental health issues.  The award of £234,537 from the Reaching Communities programme will enable SAVS to continue to support people recovering from mental ill-health into volunteering for the next five years. “The service we provide to help people...

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Join In and Feel Good

29th April 2016 With Spring in the air, daffodils and tulips in bloom and the sun making a few more appearances lately, you may be thinking about getting out and about more. About being more active, getting fit maybe. But what can you do locally that combines enjoying the great outdoors with something worthwhile and...

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SAVS awarded £88,331 by BBC Children in Need

26th April 2016 SAVS have recently received funding from BBC Children in Need to the total of £88,331. Over the next three years, the grant will fund the salary of two part-time team leaders, travel, materials, volunteer and other project costs to continue supporting our youth project Triple T’s for children aged between eight and...

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High Sheriff Gives Recognition To Local People And Charities – Southend win two awards

23rd March 2016 People who have made a major contribution to community safety and crime prevention in Essex have been given well-deserved recognition and thanks at the prestigious High Sheriffs’ Awards ceremony. The team at South East Essex Advocacy for Older People (SEEAFOP) is nominated by Jim Clinkscales to receive recognition for the inclusive manner...

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NEW Training for 2016

26th January 2016 SAVS delivers a variety of courses each year for the voluntary sector; our brochure has lots of information here on the NEW offering for 2016, which includes; ·         Crowdfunding 29 February ·         Recruiting Volunteers 10 March ·         Retaining Volunteers 24 March ·         Getting the most out of Facebook & Twitter 14 April ·         Fire Safety 21 April ·         Event Fundraising in...

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Launching the Brand New Website for Volunteering in Essex

18th December 2015 New Start, New Year, Why Not Volunteer! Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to volunteer in your community. The Team at the Volunteer Centre Southend invite you to join them and his worshipful the Mayor of Southend, to cut the ribbon and launch this exciting new website – the first place to go to...

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Are YOU the person we’re looking for?

16th September 2015 Southend Association of Voluntary Services is a registered charity and council for voluntary service. We promote, encourage and develop voluntary and community action by empowering and providing excellent support and representation to frontline organisations throughout the Southend-on-Sea area and Essex. Could you add to the strength of our Board of Trustees? Our Trustees...

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MO IS BACK…. ‘Mo Talks Rubbish’

17th August 2015 CHILDREN’S BOOK TO ENCOURAGE RECYCLING Turning Tides (SAVS) have joined with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Olympus Key Med to create the next edition of the popular Mo Book series. The book is designed to encourage people to take up recycling and minimise food waste. The storyline sees Mo encouraging his friend Molly...

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Folk Like Us Launched!

10th August 2015 Turning Tides and Southend Association of Voluntary Services are launching a new project called Folk like Us. ‘Folk like Us’ will provide support and information to isolated and loneliness elderly residents living in Southend was  launched on Friday 7th August 2015 at SAVS Centre. This new initiative will be delivered through Turning Tides; a...

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