SAVS Membership

About Membership

By joining SAVS, members benefit from:


  • Regular updates on funding opportunities and free funding searches
  • Networking events and seminars
  • Generous discounts on room hire
  • One-to-one information and advice
  • A varied training programme
  • A free listing in our directory
  • Promotion of your events and activities
  • Step-by-step support to start a new group, register as a charity or expand your services


You can also take advantage of our low rates for our paid-for services such as accountancy, event management, graphic design and photocopying.

Who can become a member?


  • Registered charities
  • Community groups (with documentation evidencing their public benefit)
  • Registered social enterprises and community interest companies
  • Registered social landlords
  • Churches and communal places of worship
  • Schools and other educational establishments able to demonstrate their public benefit


All serving the Southend area community. General Membership allows a group to vote at the SAVS Annual General Meeting.

SAVS is free and easy to join. Simply fill out our Membership Form and email it across.