Category: News

Funding Opportunities W/E 18th October 2019
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Funding Opportunities W/E 18th October 2019

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Support People Living with Dementia (Closing date 7th November 2019) Engineers, designers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs or anyone with an idea for a simple product that makes an everyday task easier for a person living with dementia can now apply for support of up to £100,000 of funding and...

Funding Opportunities W/E 11th October 2019
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Funding Opportunities W/E 11th October 2019

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (Closing date 31st October 2019) Marvelous Family Grants are awarded to families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness. Grants of up to £1,000 per child can fund a variety of essential items and services...

Funding Opportunities W/E 4th October 2019
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Funding Opportunities W/E 4th October 2019

£40 Million Available to Develop Ideas that could help Older People Enjoy Active Lives (Online briefing 4th October, Closing date 27th November 2019) Businesses and public sector organisations of any size can now apply for a share of £40 million to develop ideas that could help people to enjoy healthier and more active lives in...

Volunteer Stories: Supported Volunteering
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Volunteer Stories: Supported Volunteering

The Supported Volunteering Project is a Big Lottery funded project, supporting people who have experienced mental ill health into volunteering. Project coordinator Rachel Rooks has been working with Charlene since March 2018. Here is her story: I have always had a difficult time with my mental health, from the age of 16, up until a...

Weekly Funding Opportunities W/E 20th September 2019
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Weekly Funding Opportunities W/E 20th September 2019

Jack Petchey Foundation – Small Grants Programme (London and Essex) (Closing date 30th September 2019) Funding of up to £750 is now available to support organisations and schools in their work with young people aged 11 -25. Any organisation successfully running a Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award scheme in their school or club is eligible...

Volunteer Stories: Childcare Assistant Volunteer
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Volunteer Stories: Childcare Assistant Volunteer

David David has volunteered as a Child Care Assistant with SAVS since May 2018. The role supports the Parent Engagement service which is part of A Better Start Southend programme. Since he began the role he has grown into it and developed new skills and had new experiences. David is always keen to learn new...

Funding Opportunities W/E 6th September
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Funding Opportunities W/E 6th September

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. The Foundation Grant Programme can, for a limited time only, award grants of up to £10,000 towards...

W/E 30th August 2019 – Funding Opportunities
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W/E 30th August 2019 – Funding Opportunities

Funding of up to £3,000 Available to Groups Fighting Discrimination and Injustice (UK) Small community groups tackling discrimination and injustice have until the 16th September 2019 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. The Edge Fund is a very small fund which was initiated by a small group of philanthropists and activists in early...

W/E 23rd August 2019 – Funding Opportunities
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W/E 23rd August 2019 – Funding Opportunities

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) The next closing date for applications to the Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation is midnight on the 13th September 2019. Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 per year are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a...

W/E 9th August 2019 – Funding Opportunities
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W/E 9th August 2019 – Funding Opportunities

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) Marvelous Family Grants are awarded to families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness. Grants of up to £1,000 per child can fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited...

W/E 16th August 2019 – Funding Opportunities
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W/E 16th August 2019 – Funding Opportunities

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK charities: • To relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or have been affected by, breast cancer by providing, or assisting in...

Funding Opportunities W/E 12th July 2019
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Funding Opportunities W/E 12th July 2019

Safeguarding Training Fund Opens for Applications  (Expressions of Interest by 21st July 2019) The National Lottery Community Fund, together with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport have launched phase 2 of the Safeguarding Training Fund. The first phase is currently supporting the ‘Safer Social Sector Partnership’ led by NCVO to design a national...

NEW SAVS Quarterly Newsletter
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NEW SAVS Quarterly Newsletter

We are very pleased to announce that the first issue of the newly designed SAVS Newsletter has been published. You can view the Newsletter online by clicking here. Alternatively, you can download a PDF version of the Newsletter by clicking here. As part of our dedication to promoting the VCFSE sector in Southend-on-Sea, as well as connecting...

Funding Opportunities W/E 5th July
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Funding Opportunities W/E 5th July

Co-op Food Share Partners locally Food Share Partners are charitable organisations that collect food from Co-op stores which is being cleared out at 9pm of an evening. The type of produce available can change, and not one partner has to benefit every evening of the week – it could be that you collect once a...

W/E 7th June 2019 – Funding Opportunities
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W/E 7th June 2019 – Funding Opportunities

Grants for Talented Music Writers and Producers (UK) (Closing date 24th June 2019) Funding is available to UK based songwriters and producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits. The aim of the funding is to support songwriters and producers in the creation of new music. The funding is...

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...