Essex Community Foundation

19 March 2018

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

High Sheriff rewards local charities

15th March 2018

Voluntary organisations and people who make a major contribution to their community and crime prevention have been given well-deserved recognition.

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£50,000 windfall for Harwich community

12th March 2018

The team behind the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm Operations & Maintenance base, have announced a £50,000 Community Investment Fund.

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Break times transformed at Chelmsford school

12th March 2018

Break times have been transformed for pupils at a special school in Chelmsford with the installation of a new outdoor shelter.

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Grants available for charities in Maldon District

1st March 2018

Voluntary organisations working in Maldon District are being encouraged to apply for grants to improve the lives of local people.

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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 £31 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.