Essex Community Foundation

28 May 2015

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

Improving Health and Wellbeing of Local People

19th May 2015

Voluntary organisations which improve the health and wellbeing of local people are invited to apply now for grants from the Provide Foundation.

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Pooled Funds give boost to children’s club

16th May 2015

By pooling grant monies from a number of funds, ECF has been able to give a welcome boost to a club run by Families In Focus for children with special needs.

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Maypole House Charitable Fund awards first grants

15th May 2015

Young people with disabilities will be able to enjoy a holiday break and people with mental health difficulties will be given more support.

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Bartella Family host Charity Ball

13th May 2015

An invitation to come to the ball is going out to all ECF supporters.  The event will be held at Pontlands Park on Saturday 5 September in aid of the Bartella Charitable Fund.

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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.