Essex Community Foundation

18 August 2017

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

We are seeking volunteer panel members

10th August 2017

Do you live in the Bradwell and Tillingham areas and would you like to make a difference in your local community? 

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Phone-In Funding Surgery: Wednesday 16 August

7th August 2017

Are you a voluntary or community organisation which improves information, advice and guidance in health and social care?

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Charity Times Awards 2017

1st August 2017

ECF is delighted that its Chief Executive, Caroline Taylor, has been shortlisted in the Charity Times Awards 2017.

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Canvey Island awash with community spirit

28th July 2017

A tidal wave of community spirit on Canvey Island and a grant of £2,500 have transformed a beach for the benefit of local residents and visitors to enjoy.

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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.