Our Partners

A Better Start Southend is part of a ten-year test and learn programme set up by The National Lottery Community Fund to transform ways of thinking about services for very young children. Southend is one of five sites (the others are Blackpool, Bradford, Nottingham and Lambeth) that share funding, expertise and practical experiences as their programmes develop.

Southend’s programme is supported by a grant of over £40m from The National Lottery Community Fund. The programme is led by the Early Years Alliance, working with a number of strategic partners who share decision-making for the programme. We are also supported by a number of other delivery partners.

Southend-on-Sea City Council

Essex Police

Mid and South Essex Hospital Trust

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT)

Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board

Early Years Alliance

University of Essex

Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS)