Essex Community Foundation

22 August 2018

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

Life-changing fund re-opens for applications

10th August 2018

A charitable fund that has already channelled £215,000 into the Braintree District is calling on community organisations to apply for grants.

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Funding available for Harlow community projects

10th August 2018

Harlow has been buzzing with activity, as local organisations and community groups reaped the benefit of grants awarded from two trusts dedicated to making the town a better place.

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Harwich community groups awarded funding boost

30th July 2018

The first grants from the Galloper Community Fund have been awarded to three Harwich community groups who will receive a total of £7,500.

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Making a mark on his community

13th July 2018

Community champion Bill Davidson's dream of transforming Parkeston began when he took on responsibility for opening and closing the area's park gates.

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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.

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.