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Small Grants Funding Opportunities

Cultural Wellbeing and Safe and Enjoyable High Street Grant funding

We are delighted to announce the launch round two 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 funding pot of £25,000 for this 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.

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

All projects must be delivered by no later than 30 September 2019.

Closing date for round two applications is 5pm on Friday 15 February 2019.

This fund closed on 15 February 2019 and is not currently accepting any new applications.

Safe & Enjoyable High Street Grants

The borough and it’s high streets offer residents and visitors a range of opportunities for socialising and leisure activities; be that a visit to the beach, cinema or theatre, dining in one of the borough’s many restaurants or a visit to the bars and nightclubs. We want everyone to access and enjoy our everything our high streets and surrounding areas have to offer whilst feeling 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 improves the experience of these areas. Proposals may include provision of First Aid, proactive and mobile visibility and provision of a safe space for those who require more intensive support. This may include diversionary activity that doesn’t take place on the high street but may increase safety and perceived safety in an area.

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

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

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 no later than 30 September 2019.

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

Closing date for round two applications is 5pm on Friday 15 February 2019.

This fund closed on 15 February 2019 and is not currently accepting any new applications.

Page last updated: 20/02/2019