Essex Community Foundation

17 October 2017

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

High Sheriff Invites Applications

15th September 2017

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

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Grants available to improve health and wellbeing in local communities

9th September 2017

Voluntary and community groups in Essex who need a funding boost for health-related projects are being offered thousands of pounds.

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Keeping the flow of support into local communities

30th August 2017

Local voluntary and community organisations are encouraged to apply for grants from the Essex & Suffolk Water Community Fund.

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ECF welcomes new Patron

25th August 2017

ECF is delighted to welcome Jennifer Tolhurst, the Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, as its new Patron.

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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.