Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the SAVS building is currently closed. However it is ‘business as usual’ and our services remain open and accessible.

To support our staff wellbeing and to follow Government advice, the SAVS team are working remotely. Our systems and ways of working are set up for this and we will continue to operate ‘business as usual’ where possible, to fully support the needs of the Community.

Southend’s CVS

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 do this by:


  • supporting them with training, advice and practical help
  • promoting the work they do
  • helping them raise money and spend wisely
  • keeping them informed about changes in the charity sector
  • bringing them together to exchange ideas
  • representing their views to local government, funding bodies and others.


We’ve been supporting not-for-profit groups in Southend for more than 30 years.

SAVS Sector Support
We represent, support and promote Southend’s charities, community groups, faith groups and social enterprises.

Our Projects

Turning Tides

TT Main

Engaging the community and promoting active citizenship.

Supported Volunteering

TT SV Project

Improving Mental Health through volunteering.

SAVS Timebanking

TT Timebanking

People helping people, one hour at a time.

Folk Like Us

Folk Like Us in Shoebury

Breaking loneliness and isolation amongst the elderly.

Triple Ts

TT Triple Ts

Supporting 8-12 year olds living in Central Southend.



Supporting families of 0-4s living in Southend.


Help shape the future of Southend.

Social Prescribing

Supporting the residents of Southend.

Safe as Houses

Safe as Houses

Crime reduction initiative

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This FREE online session will provide attendees the opportunity to hear about the current Covid 19 status and plans for Southend as we leave lockdown. https://savs-southend.org/covid-19-learning-event/ #SAVS Southend-on-Sea Borough Council @SouthendBC Southend-on-Sea Leigh-on-Sea @SouthendCCG

This year, the local NHS across Mid and South Essex is working in partnership with the Voluntary Sector and wider partners to promote the Flu Vaccination as widely as possible. https://savs-southend.org/help-promote-the-flu-vaccination-to-your-communities/ @MidEssexCCG #SAVS

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