Essex Community Foundation

Before applying please read our guidelines via the link below.

Application guidelines

Grants

Helping you to help others

At the heart of ECF is our grantmaking. We are passionate about supporting communities in Essex to take action and improve the lives of local people and the grants we award range from £250 to £10,000 and support everything from specific projects to everyday running costs.

ECF also awards larger grants to support developmental work and multi-year projects and we are always happy to work with our fundholders to achieve their charitable objectives.

Through our grantmaking we have built up a wealth of knowledge, supported by both research and independent evaluations, which helps us to continually understand the voluntary sector.

Applying for a grant with ECF is straightforward and you can make an application to us at any time. 

First time applying?

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your project or proposal with you before you submit an application to us, especially if it is the first time you are applying for an ECF grant. Please contact a member of the grants team, here.