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“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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Our Mission

To further assist those who, with their skills, compassion and enthusiasm make Southend a terrific place in which to live whatever the circumstances. We are here to help the people of the borough in good times and bad.

Key Helper

Charities and Voluntary Organisations recently awarded grants from the Fund include:

  • Little Heroes ASD Support Group
  • Just Ride Southend
  • Hungarian Community of Southend
  • BATIAS Independent Advisory Service
  • SOS Domestic Abuse Projects
  • Southend Carers Forum
  • Crossing Boundaries
  • Southend Sea Cadets
  • The Fund Academy Ltd

Southend Community Fund celebrates grantmaking milestone

21 April 2016

We are delighted to announce that, with the grants awarded in April this year, the Southend Community Fund has reached the fantastic milestone of awarding £250,000 to support voluntary and community activity in Southend.

None of this could have been achieved without the great support and donations received from local people and businesses for which we are immensely grateful.

We are not complacent however because, each year, the requests for funding exceed the amount we can award which is a clear demonstration of the need in our borough. If you would like to know more about the Southend Community Fund or how you can help or get involved please do contact us