By joining SAVS, members benefit from:

  • Regular updates on funding opportunities and free funding searches
  • Networking events and seminars
  • Generous discounts on room hire
  • One-to-one information and advice
  • A varied training programme
  • A free listing in our directory
  • Promotion of your events and activities
  • Step-by-step support to start a new group, register as a charity or expand your services

You can also take advantage of our low rates for our paid-for services such as accountancy, event management, graphic design and photocopying.

Who can become a member?

  • Registered charities
  • Community groups (with documentation evidencing their public benefit)
  • Registered social enterprises and community interest companies
  • Registered social landlords
  • Churches and communal places of worship
  • Schools and other educational establishments able to demonstrate their public benefit

All serving the Southend area community. General Membership allows a group to vote at the SAVS Annual General Meeting.

SAVS Membership is free and easy to join.

Simply fill out our online Membership Form and your application will be considered by our Board of Trustees. You’ll then have access to all of the benefits of being a SAVS’ Member.

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