Essex Community Foundation

Before applying please read our guidelines via the link below.

Application guidelines

Funds inviting applications

We are currently inviting applications to the following funds:

General Programme ECF can support many aspects of your work including: running costs, salary costs, capital equipment 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.

Earls Hall Farm Community Benefit Fund supports community and voluntary organisations in Tendring. 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 date for applications is 26 May.

Middlewick Farm Community Benefit Fund supports community organisations in Dengie, Southminster and Burnham to give their charitable projects a boost. The deadline date for the second round of applications is 9 June.

To apply for any of the above funds, click here and fill out our general application form. Please read the application guidelines and specific fund guidelines (if any) before you complete an application.

The Braintree District and Greenfields Community Fund provides voluntary and community organisations with the opportunity to apply for funding of up to £40,000 (distributed over a time period of up to three years) to support projects which help to either improve health and wellbeing, increase aspirations and opportunities of young people or develop skills through training. The deadline for this application is 31 August. To receive the specific criteria needed to apply to this Fund, please call the ECF grants team.

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

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