Essex Community Foundation

Before applying please read our guidelines via the link below.

Application guidelines

Essex Fund

Essex County Council established the Essex Fund with ECF to improve the quality of life for people living in the administrative county of Essex by awarding grants to voluntary and community organisations.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support core costs, project costs or capital costs. Please note that organisations in Southend and Thurrock are not eligible to apply to this particular fund. 

All applications must demonstrate at least one of the following areas of work:

Priority may be given to:

How to apply

To read the criteria, click here. We encourage all potential applicants to call the ECF grants team on 01245 356018 to discuss your idea before starting an application.  

Click here to access the application form. The deadline to submit is 5pm on Friday 18 January.

Please note that decisions will be made in March 2019.