Month: May 2019

W/e 31st May – Funding Opportunities
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W/e 31st May – Funding Opportunities

Funding Available for Small Community Projects (UK) (Closing date 16th June 2019) Small, local organisations needing funding for projects that help communities come together have until 16th June 2019 to apply for a grant. The Local Community Fund supports projects that make a difference to local communities near to Co-op stores and funeral homes. The...

Parent Champion Stories: Donna
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Parent Champion Stories: Donna

Donna has been involved with A Better Start since September 2018; she was asked along to a Coffee Session by a friend and has now become a Parent Champion. Before she found A Better Start, Donna had been uprooted to Shoebury where she did not know anyone, being a single parent of two with low...

W/E 24th May 2019 – Funding Opportunities
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W/E 24th May 2019 – Funding Opportunities

Masonic Charitable Foundation Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) (Closing date for small grants 31st May and closing date for large grants 19th August) Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Inclusions grants programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life...

W/E 17th May 2019
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W/E 17th May 2019

Funding for Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) (Closing date 31st May 2019) Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a new funding programme to tackle misconceptions around dementia and promote the importance of dementia research. Grants are available to organisations and people with ideas, passion and ability to realise innovative public engagement projects –...

Meet the Funder: In Year Grants
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Meet the Funder: In Year Grants

SAVS recently held a ‘Meet the Funder’ event with a focus on In Year Grants from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. In Year Grants are available for pump-priming new groups, emergency matters arising for existing groups and additional for special events that contribute towards community week-being and promote community cohesion and social inclusion with the borough. Here...

Turning Tides launch rail safety book with c2c and British Transport Police
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Turning Tides launch rail safety book with c2c and British Transport Police

Children from Southend community group Turning Tides joined Trenitalia-owned train operator c2c and the British Transport Police (BTP) on Saturday to officially launch its new book Mo: A Day on the Train. Approximately 50 children plus a life sized cardboard cutout of Mo celebrated the launch at Southend Central station along with book illustrator John...

W/E 10th May – Funding Opportunities
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W/E 10th May – Funding Opportunities

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) (Closing Date 31st May 2019) Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but...

W/E 3rd May Funding Opportunities
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W/E 3rd May Funding Opportunities

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Increases in Grant Spending (UK) The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust has announced plans to significantly increase grant spending from around £7 million per year, to over £10 million per year, for the next ten years. The additional funding will help to meet demand following a steady rise in grant applications. The...

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SAVS – Administration Support Officer/Receptionist

SAVS Administration Support Officer/Receptionist 19.5 hours per week – noon until 4:30pm Wednesday/8:30am until 4:30pm Thursday and Friday (Additional hours will be required to cover co-worker annual leave/sickness) Salary: NJC Point 3 £18,065 per annum (pro rata) – £9.36 per hr Southend Association of Voluntary Services is looking for a friendly, organised person to provide...