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.

ABSS

TT ABSS

Supporting families of 0-4s living in Southend.

Co-Production

Help shape the future of Southend

Social Prescribing

Supporting the residents of Southend.

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Thank you to all the local community groups who've supported 620+ residents via the Covid-19 Helpline. They've helped with things like shopping for residents, collecting medication, topping up gas and electric and have even supported with dog wlaking! #volunteersweek @SouthendBC

Folk Like Us provides support & advice to people over the age of 65, who are experiencing loneliness and isolation. It is guided by a team of member volunteers who make up the Steering Group. Thank you for your support and dedication. #VolunteersWeek @TNLComFund @Turning_Tides

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