Essex Community Foundation
"In the entire Thriving Third Sector Fund evaluation there was not a single significant criticism or word of doubt about the abilities of ECF nor its commitment to the sector. This, even with the strongest organisations, is a rare occurrence."
Dr Peter Grant, independent evaluator


At ECF we want to share, exchange and use our knowledge to improve our work in local communities. Here you can access our publications and research which guide our work.


Annual Review 2016



Annual Review 2016 (PDF)

Grants Supplement 2016 (PDF)

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2016 (PDF)


Annual Review 2015


Annual Review 2015 (PDF)

Grants Supplement 2015 (PDF)

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2015 (PDF)


Vital Signs


Vital Signs

Vital Signs brings together existing data and most importantly comments and perspective from people in local communities to provide an annual check-up of life in Essex under 12 common Issue Areas. Read more

Grantmaking Policy

ECF's Grantmaking Policy outlines the principles and definitions used by ECF within its grantmaking.