Southend Community Fund

The Southend Community Fund was set up with Essex Community Foundation in 2002 to provide financial support to charities and voluntary groups in Southend-on-Sea.

The Fund was created by local people to become the focus of charitable giving and to be a unique financial resource that local charities and groups can tap into year-on-year.

Groups are invited to apply for people grants and these are discussed and considered with a panel of residents who work with us to make decisions.

Previously supported groups include those that provide support to people with disabilities, sports clubs, unpaid carers and survivors of domestic abuse.

Support the Fund

If you live in Southend-on-Sea and want to support your local charities, you can make a one-off donation to the Southend Community Fund or you can give regularly.

You can also choose to leave a legacy with your own specific wishes if necessary and we are always pleased to work with trustees of local trusts, either to partner with them to award grants or to take over the administration, leaving you to simply enjoy making decisions about what to support.

If you are a local Professional Adviser that has clients that would like to give locally in Southend, please do get in touch with us.

Call us on 01245 355947 or e-mail

Apply for a grant

Local charities and community groups in need of funding can submit an application here.