ABSS Community Ideas and Development Fund

ABSS Community Ideas and Development Fund

SAVS is here to support individuals, groups and organisations who would like to apply for the Community Ideas and Development Fund. This fund is to enable at least two or more parties to come together and apply for either the Seed Fund which is up to £5,000 or the Grow Fund which is between £5,000 and £10,000. The fund is looking for your creative innovation that has the potential to become the big idea your community needs for the long term.

Please feel to share this information with anyone and everyone within your local community who is passionate about making a difference to expectant parents and/or families who have a 0-3 year old living in any of the A Better Start Southend Wards (Westborough, Milton, Victoria, Kursaal, Shoeburyness and West Shoebury). The successful ideas will also need to fit with the ABSS strategic priorities – Social and Emotional Development – Communication and Language – Diet and Nutrition.

Even if you have an idea and don’t have someone to team up with; SAVS will be here to help support, network and facilitate this process with you. You are not alone and your idea could really make a difference to many families; the SAVS Team are here to help you make it happen.

Feeling inspired, want to know a bit more about this funding opportunity, meet the team who will be supporting you; then why not book a place at our launch and say hello.

Myself and Roger are also making plans to host a community ideas / networking workshop via Zoom on the 30th September as a way of bringing people together; to share, to encourage and for you to inspire each other.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or if you would like some more information. Equally if there is something that would stop you attending a Zoom workshop then I would like to work with you to explore how we can make this experience work for you.

Attached is information about this fund and the launch workshop dates. Please contact Michelle at mgray@savs-southend.co.uk to book you place at next week’s launch.


ABSS CID Fund -Infomation