The Enterprise and Community Team have offered Southend YMCA and the young people it supports invaluable developmental opportunities through the Economic Participation Programme. This has resulted in the capital co-financing of the 'Eco Hub' a specialist facility offering disadvantaged young people in business start up workspace as well as revenue to offer a myriad of learning opportunities which have assisted unemployed young people to progress into employment and /or formal learning .
Southend 2017 City of Culture – the bid goes in! 30/04/2013
Southend’s bid to become City of Culture 2017 took a major step forward today (Tuesday April 30th) with the formal submission of its bid document into the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.