Local Giving Local Lives Local Change

“I wanted to create an endowment that would last in perpetuity and help the community of Southend indefinitely into the future when its problems would be even more complex than they are now.”

Howard Briggs
Founder of the Southend Fund (2001)
Mayor 2001/2002


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Local Giving For Local Causes

Many people would like to contribute to their community but often make donations to national charities because they are not aware of local charities and the work they do. The Southend Fund provides a channel for individuals, families, companies, local charitable trusts and public funded bodies to support the community in which they live and work. There are over six hundred charities in our area which our Fund can help support.

We want the Southend Fund to be the focus for local charitable giving. With its proven record in growing over time, voluntary organisations in Southend will have a unique resource to help fund their charitable activities, now and in the long term.

One of the easiest ways to increase the value of your gift is to allow the Fund to claim Gift Aid. As long as you have paid more in tax than we claim then we can add 25% to your donation at no cost to you. So please make sure that you tick the box either on the form or on-line.

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You can give on-line via JustGiving by clicking here or you can send a cheque made payable to The Southend Fund to:

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Essex Community Foundation
121 New London Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 0QT

“I have greatly admired the work of the Fund since its
inception and have seen first hand the benefits to the
community.”
David Norman
“I have supported the Southend Community Fund for
several years and can recommend it as a local charity that
has improved the lives of very many local people.”
Charles Latham

Supporters include:

Olympus KeyMed – Medical & Industrial Ltd
Southend Round Table 106
Paul Robinson Solicitors
Quill Construction Ltd
Ipeco Holdings Ltd
Polash Restaurant
SEETEC Business Technology Centre Limited