Essex Community Foundation

26 April 2015

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

Local Charities benefit from Council Funds

16th April 2015

Grants totalling £73,000 are presented from the Essex Millennium Fund and Essex County Council Chairman's Fund to 26 local charities.

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A Taste of Opportunity

14th April 2015

Young people from Teen Talk Harwich take part in a special cookery workshop thanks to the Milsom Charitable Fund. 
Staff at the restaurant gave up their time to pass on some of their skills to the youngsters and give them a taste of the working environment of a busy restaurant.
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Essex Welcomes New High Sheriff

14th April 2015

Vincent Thompson is welcomed as the 835th High Sheriff of Essex.
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High Sheriff presents Awards

19th March 2015

High Sheriff of Essex awards grants and gives recognition to local people and charities.
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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 invested £23 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 they care about and make an impact through their giving.

We are always happy to talk to you about what we do so please call us on 01245 355947 or contact us.


Essex Community Foundation has awarded 6,000 grants since 1996 to support a variety of voluntary organisations and projects. To view some of these Click here.