Essex Community Foundation

14 November 2018

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

Community grants available to tackle housing issues

31st October 2018

Nationwide has partnered with Community Foundation's in the East of England to help tackle housing issues at a local level.

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Grants available for health and well-being projects

24th October 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support charitable projects that help to improve the health and well-being of local people.

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Chelmsford supports its cultural community

4th October 2018

A grant of £8,000 has given a vital boost to a project that helps women who do not have English as their first language to integrate into their communities.

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Teledyne e2v provides long-term support for local charities

28th September 2018

Teledyne e2v is one of the largest private employers in Essex. Since 2006, their charitable fund with ECF has awarded grants totalling almost £67,000.

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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 over £31 million of charitable funding directly into Essex, Southend and Thurrock.

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.