Before applying please read our guidelines via the link below.Application guidelines
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.
#iwill Fund supports voluntary and community organisations who offer activities which engage young people in their community and increase their understanding of local issues. Please note this funding programme is now open to groups across Essex. This Fund has specific criteria and its own application form which can be found here. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Colne Community Builders Fund awards grants to charities and community groups that support people to live independent lives. Preference is given to organisations operating in, or benefitting, the areas where Colne Housing operates - Babergh, Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Tendring and Uttlesford. The deadline is Friday 2 March. To apply, please complete a general application form.
The Southend Community Fund provides funding to support the work of voluntary organisations and charities working to enchance community life in Southend-on-Sea. The deadline is Friday 16 March. Please use the general application form.
Comic Relief Core Strength - Local Communities provides grants for groups’ core costs - meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs. This initative has its own specific criteria and seperate application form. The deadline is Friday 16 April. Click here.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your work in advance of applying, please do not hesitate to call the grants team.