Community Investment Board Update Oct 2021

Community Investment Board Update Oct 2021

The Community Investment Board is well on its way to deciding how to start distributing the £1.5m Community Investment Fund. The Board now has nine members all who have lived experience of using various community, health and social care services in Southend. They have developed a draft vision and mission statement, set of principles and values and have started to identify core issue in Southend.

The first meeting of the Community Reference Group was in September. This purpose of this Group is to enable the voluntary sector and other health and social care professionals to give their thoughts on the Community Investment Fund. There were 27 different local organisations who attended the first meeting where they discussed the Community Investment Board’s draft principles, values, vision and mission.  It was a really positive session with everyone engaging in groups, sharing their thoughts about what they like and don’t like about various funding mechanisms they currently use and how they think the Community Investment Fund can make a difference to Southend.

The Community Investment Board is continuing to develop their priorities and hopes to start making funding available in the coming months. If you are interested in keeping up to date with the Community Investment Fund, please visit their dedicated webpage (https://savs-southend.org/cib/) and sign up to receive the weekly newsletter from SAVS. Should have any questions please email cib@savs-southend.co.uk

Jamie Langstone
JLangstone@savs-southend.co.uk