Essex Community Foundation
“The voluntary and community sector makes a significant contribution to the economy and society of Essex. The Thriving Third Sector Fund ensures that the sector remains innovative, strategic and forward thinking”
Cllr John Jowers, ECC

Thriving Third Sector & Community Resilience Fund

- Please note that this round of funding is now closed -

ECF manages several funds on behalf of Essex County Council including the Thriving Third Sector Fund and the Community Resilience Fund.

Both Funds provide grants to the voluntary and community sector year-on-year.

The Thriving Third Sector Fund aims to develop stronger organisations and a thriving third sector in Essex, whilst the Community Resilience Fund aims to develop stronger, more resilient communities across Essex, Southend and Thurrock. The criteria and decision making is undertaken by the Thriving Third Sector Panel.

Examples of projects supported by the Thriving Third Sector Fund include:

Examples of projects supported by the Community Resilience Fund include:

How to apply

Please read the guidelines for Thriving Third Sector Fund and Community Resilience Fund. To express an interest and to discuss making an application to either Fund please contact the grants team in the first instance.