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.

Community Engagement

Our vision is a society in which people have the will and ability to influence and make a positive contribution in their own communities. Our Community Engagement projects encourage residents to participate in society and strengthen communities.

Turning Tides

TT Main

Engaging the community and promoting active citizenship.

Supported Volunteering

TT SV Project

Improving Mental Health through volunteering.

Social Prescribing

Supporting the residents of Southend.

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.

Community Builders

Connecting people, groups and organisations in Southend-on-Sea.

Community Connectors

A volunteering opportunity for people living in Southend who have COPD or care for someone with COPD.

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🌷 Join us for a special Spring-themed messy and sensory play session alongside Tea and Tots. Come along to The Haven Community Hub on 25th Feb to enjoy some family time and a hot drink

📮 For more info, please contact Michelle on 07985 239376
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