About Us

The timeline of Shared Space

We’re not your usual charity shops…
a growing Christian network of shops across Southend and beyond,
transforming lives through volunteering, training and funding good causes .
Read the story below and get involved.
16 Jun 2017
Shared Space 60th Grant

Shared Space is changing Southend one grant at a time! Southend’s charity shops, Shared Space, have just made their...

25 Apr 2017
45 church leaders trained

Shared Space plays its part in organising the first ‘Business of Mission Conference’. Forty five church leaders come...

09 Oct 2016
3rd store in Southchurch

The volunteer team is easily recruited, ready for the launch of the third Shared Space shop on Southchurch...

10 Apr 2016
Volunteers visit Scotland

In March 2016 a team of eight volunteers travel to Possil Park, Glasgow for a week working on...

01 Jul 2015
Shared Space becomes charity

Church from Scratch launches Shared Space as a charitable incorporated organisation to aid further growth. Up to now Shared...

28 May 2014
eBay sells shoes & teaches I.T.

The Shared Space eBay store sell their first item on 28th May 2014: a pair...

06 Jan 2014
Boost Fund grants start

In the early days of Shared Space, volunteers were empowered to award grants to good local causes on...

10 Sep 2012
Funding the start of 57 West

Shared Space gives a grant of £12,000 to pump prime the start of 57...

06 Sep 2011
Life & faith group starts

Over thirty volunteers have become the community heart of Shared Space Westcliff and they are making a difference...

02 Sep 2010
Shared Space opens

The idea has developed to divide the very large premises on London Road, Westcliff into three areas:a lounge...

02 Aug 2010
Volunteers prepare first shop

First the majority of the funding is secured from the Department of Health through Attend which...

20 Mar 2008
Setting course

Church from Scratch is a young, playful church looking for its next adventure. They want to play their...