Essex Community Foundation

24 July 2017

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

Matching People, Ideas, Resources and Needs, to make a lasting difference

Latest news

A healthy injection of funds for local charities

18th July 2017

Voluntary groups and local charities working to improve information, advice and guidance in health and social care, are urged to apply for new funds to support their work.

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Fighting hunger in Braintree

10th July 2017

People who are struggling to provide food for themselves and their families are receiving support from Braintree Area Foodbank following a £30,000 charitable grant.

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Helping people to find their voice

10th July 2017

People living in Colchester and Tendring, who have learning disabilities, mental ill-health and autism are to receive extra support to help them communicate more effectively, thanks to a grant of £2,000.

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Day centre opens new all-access garden

30th June 2017

An arts and craft day centre for people with severe physical disabilities has opened a new garden which is accessible to all of its members.

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We are an independent charitable trust improving the quality of life of people in our community by investing and distributing funds on behalf of a wide range of donors.

Since 1996 our donors have distributed £30 million of charitable funding directly into Essex, Southend and Thurrock making it a great place to live, work, learn and grow. 

As one of the UK’s leading, accredited community foundations we have the expertise and local knowledge to help individuals, families, companies and public agencies to support the local causes and charities close to their heart and close to home.

We have awarded over 7,000 grants to support a variety of voluntary organisations and projects. To view some of these, click here.