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.

High Sheriff of Essex Awards Scheme provides funding of up to £5,000 to groups who are working to make their communities safer and better places in which to live. The deadline date for applications is 1 December with an awards ceremony in March 2018. There is a specific application form for this Fund, to access this click here

Maldon District based community and voluntary organisations are urged to apply for funding. If you would like to apply for a grant to support your local project or charitable activity, click here to access the general application form. The maximum amount that can be applied for is £10,000 and the average grant awarded is £4,000. The deadline date for applications is 15 December.

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