The Community Investment Board is a group of up to 15 Southend local residents who contribute their time and efforts to decide how to allocate funds for activities that will enhance the health and wellbeing of Southend’s community.
The Small Sparks Fund provides grants of up to £100 to residents, businesses and community groups who want to make positive change within their communities. A total of £3,300 is available in each of the areas; Milton, Shoebury and Victoria. £1,100 of which will be released every four months of the first year.
SAVS is an independent charity known as a council for voluntary service or CVS. That means we work behind the scenes to help local charities and community groups achieve their full potential. We’ve been supporting not-for-profit groups in Southend for more than 30 years.