SAVS Weekly Update – 20th October 2017

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Growing Together Crowdfunding SAVS are very excited to tell you about a new fundraising campaign they have launched today for our community pets at Growing Together Westcliff and Growing Together Shoeburyness. They are trying to raise £2,500 over the next 6 weeks, which if we meet, will be matched funded £1 for £1 by Comic […]

SAVS Newsletter Issue 2 2017/18

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Here is a summary of the latest SAVS Newsletter. To view the whole letter, please click here. Recognised for ten years in community safety accreditation scheme SAVS’ Turning Tides project has been recognised for being involved with the community Safety Accreditation Scheme for 10 Years. The scheme provides low end policing powers to accredited organisations […]

SAVS Weekly Update – 13th October 2017

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Avenue Child Contact Centre Crowdfunding Avenue Child are aiming to raise funds to keep their Child Contact Centre running. They offer supported contact to separated families, free of charge. If you would like to donate you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/avenue-child-contact-centre?utm_id=2&utm_term=2r8bDBr4V Getting unsold food direct from local stores to charities for free There is a […]

SAVS Weekly Update – 6th October 2017

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Here is a round-up of the latest email from SAVS. Positive Procurement with Southend Borough Council There are many opportunities with Southend Borough Council (SBC) in the procurement of services that can be delivered by local voluntary sector organisations. The procurement process is designed to bring fairness across in the way local authorities purchase the […]

SAVS Weekly Update – 29th September

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Here is a round-up of the latest weekly update from SAVS. Transforming Care Partnership Newsletter The first newsletter for the Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Transforming Care Partnership can be seen here. Restorative Justice and Mediation Service This is a scheme offering the opportunity for victims of crime and anti-social behaviour the chance to communicate […]

SAVS E-Bulletin – September 2017

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Here is a round-up of this month’s SAVS E-Bulletin. The Herbert Protocol The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme now being introduced into the region by a partnership of agencies including Essex Police, The Alzheimer’s Society and Essex Search and Rescue. The scheme encourages carers to complete a form compiled of useful information which can […]

Unlocking Local Capacity

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The Unlocking Local Capacity report sets out findings from new research about what councils can do to unlock the capacity in their communities. The practical experiences quoted are those of managers from 30 councils. They were interviewed especially for this research from up and down the country. Unlocking Local Capacity gives a snapshot of where […]

SAVS Grant Search Facility

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We now have access to a free of charge Funding Portal where you can search for grants potentially relevant to your work as well as information on the newest and latest funding opportunities. It is powered by the Grants Online database which provides information on national and regional funding schemes. To use it, visit the Grants […]

Out & About with SAVS – January 2016

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In the latest edition of the SAVS E-Bulletin Alison mentioned that she thought it was really important for you to know what happens at the meetings that SAVS Staff attend to represent the sector. I am pleased to send you our first edition of Out & About with SAVS. By clicking on the image below […]

SAVS Highlight of the Week

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FREE event to help support vulnerable clients and service users in Southend – 3rdFebruary. Do you work with vulnerable and disadvantaged clients and service users in Southend? Do you want to be part of an exciting project to support healthy, sustainable, resilient communities across Southend? Do want to be ahead of the rest by learning […]

SAVS E-Bulletin January 2016

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Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) have issued their latest e-bulletin. Contents of this e-bulletin include: Representation A Better Start Doing Business with Southend Borough Council Spending Review 2015 – key points for Charities Putting the Donor in Control:Updates from Institute of Fundraising Guidelines Marks and Spencer to donate surplus food to local charities Bank […]

New 2016 Training Opportunities

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Quality For Health is a brand new, innovative, unique, quality assurance system for the Voluntary sector. This is the only quality assurance system in the country designed to support the Voluntary sector to demonstrate the outcomes of their health and wellbeing services.  Here at SAVs we can see great benefits for organisations achieving the quality […]

Are you ready for Christmas charitable giving?

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Many charities run special appeals at Christmas as the average donations to charity rise in December in the UK due to a 5% increase in the number of people giving. Christmas is a time of giving and these charities hope that they will motivate the public to extend their generosity to charities as well. There […]

New SCOPE Community Engagement Project

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Hello, I am Mark Bromfield working for Scope on our new Community Engagement Project in Southend, funded by The People Health Trust. The project is called ‘ The Local Peoples Programme’ and it is for disabled people and their families who want to get involved in getting together and developing projects that will make a […]

SAVS Annual Review 2014/15

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Firstly a big thanks to all those that attended our AGM yesterday. I hope you found it very useful and that you enjoyed finding out about all the work we did last year and hearing from our speakers. For those that didn’t attend I have very pleased to include a link to our Annual Review which I hope […]