Small Grants Funding Opportunities

We are delighted to announce the launch of two new funding streams for small grants to support Culture and Wellbeing and to help residents and visitors alike to be safe on our streets whilst enjoying the rich variety of nightlife the borough has to offer.

Southend Culture and Wellbeing Small Grants: total pot £50,000 to be made available in two rounds of £25,000 per round

This strand is aimed at the delivery of a range of projects that will meet at least one or more of the following objectives:

  • increase participation in cultural activities
  • reduce the number of inactive people within our borough
  • support the regeneration of the borough through a cultural led agenda
  • use arts & culture to improve public health and wellbeing across the borough

Bidders will be able to apply for a maximum of £2,000 from this strand. There is an expectation that funding applied for will be match funded by other sources. Projects under this strand will need to be delivered by no later than 30th June 2019.

More information can be found in the Southend Culture and Wellbeing Small Grants guidance notes.

You can apply for Southend Culture and Wellbeing Small Grants using our online form.

Closing date for round one applications is 5pm on Tuesday 6 November 2018.

Safe & Enjoyable High Street Grants

The borough offers residents and visitors a range of opportunities for socialising in the evenings; be that a visit to the cinema or theatre, dining in one of the borough’s many restaurants or a visit to the bars and nightclubs. We want everyone to be able to enjoy their choice of evening entertainment in as safe an environment as possible. 

This grant fund is designed to attract bids from organisations and consortia who can deliver innovative approaches to support to Southend’s high streets (including Leigh-on-Sea, Southend, Foreshore and other high footfall areas) at relevant times/days with an offer that includes but is not limited to, provision of First Aid, proactive and mobile visibility and provision of a safe space for those who require more intensive support. 

Bidders must ensure that their proposals meet the needs of people who are vulnerable, considering: 

  • first aid requirements (illness / injury) 
  • personal safety concerns 
  • alcohol / substance misuse 
  • other vulnerabilities including Mental Health and Domestic Abuse

The proposed services should take the above into consideration, when considering service design, dates and hours of provision.

A maximum of £5,000 is available to successful bidders, all projects must be delivered by 31 March 2019.

More information can be found in the Safe and Enjoyable High Street Grants guidance notes.

You can apply for a Safe & Enjoyable High Street Small Grant using our online form.

Closing date for round one applications is 5pm on Tuesday 6 November 2018.

Page last updated: 15/10/2018