Essex Community Foundation

Before applying please read our guidelines via the link below.

Application guidelines

High Sheriffs’ Fund

The High Sheriffs’ Fund

The Fund was established in Essex in 1993 and is managed by ECF. It awards grants to voluntary and community groups who are working to make their communities safer and better places in which to live.

Projects which have received grants previously include diversionary activities for young people, schemes which highlight the dangers of financial scams, educational programmes about drug and alcohol misuse and initiatives which support victims of crime.

Organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support projects in Essex, Southend and Thurrock. The deadline date for applications is 1 December and decisions will be made in February. 

The High Sheriffs' Awards also encourages local people to nominate an individual or a voluntary organisation to receive recognition for their outstanding work promoting crime prevention and community safety. To download the nomination form, click here.

To apply for a grant and for more information, click here.