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Southend Emergency Fund

The coronavirus outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an immediate and long lasting impact on local individuals and families. 

Additionally, these are extremely challenging times for the projects and charities that serve our town so well.

Southend Emergency Fund, is the one central fund, collecting donations to help people in need across the town.

Over the coming days, weeks and months we will channel your donations through the network of local charities and projects which work in the heart of our communities. Making sure the help reaches the families and individuals in need.

We can only do this because of your kindness and generosity. 

Please donate generously. Then look out for news of how your donations are making a difference.

Do take care and a big thank you for your support.

88% funded
£219,840.19 of £250,000.00

Become an Ambassador

Local organisations and companies are invited to become Ambassadors by agreeing to promote the fund through their business and other network by email and their social media.


We distribute your donations through a wide range of existing organisations and charities, an effective way of getting help to where it is needed.

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Who’s driving this?

SHARED SPACE administers Southend Emergency Fund. Shared Space is a local charity with a proven track record.  Registered charity number 1161862.

ALAN KIRKMAN has been involved in business and charity work in Southend for over 50 years and is a trustee of Lady McAdden breast screening trust

PETER DOMINEY started local charities Church from Scratch, co-founding Shared Space social enterprise and 57 West which works with the homeless.

IVAN KING is a Baptist Minister, with 39 years’ experience as a manager and consultant mostly in the public and charitable sectors.

EVERYMIND AT WORK provides mental health support to companies and is offering free resources and advice to support people’s wellbeing at this time