Essex Community Foundation

Before applying please read our guidelines via the link below.

Application guidelines

How to apply

Before you start

It is really important that you read the application guidelines as this will help us to process your application quickly and may improve your chances of receiving a grant.  The general application guidelines can be found by clicking the green button to the left. 

We have funds that can support your general running costs or specific project costs. These funds are available throughout the year, there are no deadlines so you can apply at any time. Our general funds can support one off or continuing work and you can apply up to £10,000 (over one year) by using the online application form below.

Application Forms 







Some of our funds are tailored to the individual wishes of our donors and some have their own application forms. Any funds which are currently inviting applications, which have specific guidelines, are listed below.

High Sheriffs' Fund Guidelines 

-Please note that applications to the 2016/17 High Sheriffs' Fund are now closed- 

We want to make sure that we do our best to help you access our funding. Our professional grants team are caring and interested in how you are supporting your local communities; they will guide and support you through our application process.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible to apply for funding or have any general questions then please read our FAQs or contact the grants team on or 01245 356018.