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PiP goes for a Coffee with Cops

Last month, Parent Champion Michelle went along to a ‘Coffee with Cops’ session at Debenhams. Armed with a list of questions from parents and a bucket of enthusiasm, here’s the interview in full. What can I do to make my home safer? Are there inspections or home advise visits from the police? Similar to the...

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Sainsburys Support SAVS as Their Charity of the Year

Sainsburys Local, Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff have nominated Southend Association of Voluntary Services as their charity of the year 2018/19. There has been a hive of activity at Sainsburys Local in recent weeks; a SAVS volunteer has designed and installed an impressive promotional board to raise the profile of the charity and engage the staff...

Recognition for effective governance and management in voluntary organisations
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Recognition for effective governance and management in voluntary organisations

Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) has recently achieved the PQASSO Quality Mark award recognising the excellent work it does as a third sector organisation in England. “We are extremely delighted to have achieved this award as it demonstrates the high quality service we aim to provide at SAVS. The assessment was pretty tough and...

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Latest Newsletter – September 2018

Our latest newsletter is packed with SAVS project updates and includes a new community spotlight section, hi-lighting the fantastic work being carried out by Southchurch Hall Inspirational Parkers – enjoy the read! To read our newsletter click here

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Latest Newsletter – June 2018

Be up to date with all SAVS latest news by clicking on the following link: https://www.savs-southend.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018-Newsletter-Edition-1.pdf  

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Latest Newsletter – March 2018

Our latest newsletter can be found on the link below is contains amongst other articles an update on Triple Ts, an update on our work as part of A Better Start Southend, the great work on Supported Volunteering and updates on our projects. https://www.savs-southend.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Edition_04_1718-1.pdf

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Could you join the driving force behind a local charity?

Join SAVS on Wednesday 28th March (6-8pm) to find out more about becoming a Trustee. This is a chance for you to find out informally and without commitment about the role of a Trustee and understand how your skills can benefit local charities. But who or what is a Trustee? Trustees are the people with...

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Nicky Evans joins the SAVS Team

Nicky Evans joins the SAVS Team Nicky Evans has begun her role as Volunteer Centre Co-Ordinator at SAVS. Nicky Evans said ‘for me the best part of this role is working closely with such a diverse range of local charities, community groups and volunteers who share a joint passion of making a positive difference to...

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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. https://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 https://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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