Essex Community Foundation

20 November 2017

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

High Sheriff Invites Applications

26th October 2017

Local voluntary and community organisations are encouraged to apply for funding from the High Sheriff of Essex Awards Scheme.

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26th October 2017

ECF pays tribute to former Trustee, Steve Packham, Chief Executive of Chelmsford City Council, who has died.

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Read our article in Essex Life

20th October 2017

ECF is delighted to be featured in the November issue of Essex Life. 

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Search and explore our grants

17th October 2017

ECF is pleased to be working with 360Giving to highlight information about our grants.

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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.