Essex Community Foundation

Before applying please read our guidelines via the link below.

Application guidelines

Funds inviting applications

Apply at any time - General rolling programme

Essex Community Foundation accepts applications at any time and can support many aspects of your work including: running costs, salary costs, capital equipment or specific project costs. You can apply to the general Funds at any time throughout the year, meaning there is not a specific deadline for you to access this funding. These grants can support one-off or continuing work and you can apply up to £10,000 (over one year) by using the online application form. To access this, click here.

We are currently inviting applications to the following funds:

Youth Social Action Fund supports voluntary and community organisations in the Harlow, Epping Forest and Uttlesford Districts who offer activities which seek to engage young people in their community and increase their learning and understanding of local issues. Applications are accepted throughout the year. This Fund has specific criteria and its own application form which can be found here.

Essex Millennium Fund awards grants to voluntary organisations in four priority areas: carers, community support, enhancing the environment and young people.
Essex County Council Chairman’s Fund supports projects which enrich the lives of young people in their local communities through activities exploring arts, culture and heritage. The deadline to make an application to either fund is Friday 26 January. To apply. click here and complete our general application form. 

Harlow Recreation Trust is seeking applications from voluntary and community organisations in Harlow that support the development of young people – whether it is through education, skills training, or personal development. The deadline is Friday 9 February. To apply. click here.

Earls Hall Farm Community Benefit Fund awards grants for local projects and charitable activities in areas near the Earls Hall Wind Farm. The panel is particularly interested in supporting voluntary organisations needing small grants to enable them to make a big difference in their community. The deadline is Wednesday 28 February. To apply. click here.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact a member of the grants team, the contact details are here.