Community Investment Board: New Funding Available Now

Community Investment Board: New Funding Available Now

Dear all,

The Community Investment Board are excited to launch the following funds, which are open to those with a great idea whether already holding funds from the Community Investment Board, who are new to them or seeking funds from more than one of the open pots.

Active Southend – Enabling Southend Residents to get Active
In conjunction with Active Southend the Community Investment Board are administering £10,000 which groups can apply to for up to £1,000 towards enabling Southend residents to get active. The fund can be used to cover venue hire and other costs experienced in encouraging the most inactive to get active in Southend. You might hold a series of sessions, encourage people to attend activities already running, whatever it is this fund could really provide a boost over the coming winter months.

Forward Motion: Smarter Travel Fund – Enabling Healthier Journeys
The Community Investment Board are working with Forward Motion to administer the Smarter Travel of a total £15,000, to which groups can apply for up to £3,000 to encourage Southend residents to take healthier journeys, to work, school, social activities etc. The fund can be used to support work with adults (16+) who currently take part in little or no physical activity to increase their activity levels when making journeys. Activities need to take place in Southend and promote active and sustainable travel. Venue hire, sessional worker costs, promotion, equipment and training can be covered by this fund.

Both funds are now open until 5pm on Monday 31 October. You are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later as although the fund may re-open after the submission deadline once spent they will be closed. To apply please visit for more information.

Southend Education Trust – Enabling Young People to Improve their Mental Health
The Board are administering funds of £30,000 over 3 years from Southend Education Trust to enable young people living in Southend to improve their mental health. Applications are now being accepted for ideas seeking up to £2,000 that will work with young people to build their resilience around their priorities in realising good mental health. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Wednesday 16 November. Visit to find out more.

Other Funding – The Board are also open to receiving applications for small grants up to £10,000 and ideas seeking over £10,000 where groups are working in collaboration. Visit to find out more. To find out more about the Board’s funding priorities please attend our workshops the details of which are here  The Board are greatly concerned about the impact of rising prices for both individuals and organisations – if you have ideas of support for organisations around this please share them with us.

If you have any questions or ideas please get in touch with our Community Investment Fund Coordinator using or 07415 846506.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Community Investment Board Members

Jamie Langstone