Ian and Angela Marks founded ECF in 1996. Here they talk about why they felt there was a need for a Community Foundation in Essex and reflect on the Foundation's achievements over the past 20 years.
In this film we hear from Caitlin who explains how Kids Inspire changed her life from despair to aspiration. Sue Bell, the founder of Kids Inspire also explains how vital ECF funding is to their continued work.
Karen Dillane briefly outlines the work of the Witham Town Lunch Club and introduces Sylvia who explains how the club helped her to cope with the loss of her husband and how she now volunteers there to help others.
Lord Peter succinctly recalls how Essex Community Foudation began and captures the essence of its purpose and what it has acheived.
In this video, recorded at our recent AGM, Jerome Booth answers a question from the audience regarding how donors can make the best giving decisions.
In this second clip from our AGM, Jerome Booth talks about why he gives and why he chooses to give through Essex Community Foundation
CCLA kindly sponsored our recent AGM and in this short clip thier Client Investment Director, Oliver Jones-Davies explains why CCLA wholeheartedly support the Community Foundation movement.
In this film a 17 year old client of Action for Family Carers describes how she came to realise that she is a young carer and how the organisation, funded by Essex Community Foundation, support her in carrying out this vital role. The carers emotions do get the better of her in this clip but she has very kindly agreed to let us use the anonymised footage.
Betty Findlay explains how her life changed when her husband of 34 years had a stroke and then went on to develop dementia. She received fantastic support from Action for Family Carers who recently received a £5000 grant from the Provide Foundation managed by ECF.
Philip Richards from Provide explains why their business wants to support the voluntary sector and how Essex Community Foundation helps them to acheive their objectives
Jake Mabey, a 'graduate' of the Respect project, who is now working for Essex Boys' and Girls' Clubs to deliver the programme, introduces Rowan Osborne who shares his experiences and the benefits of taking part in the innovative scheme.
David Kennard describes his descent into depression and the subsequent impact upon his life. He then explains how Brentwood Community Print CIC helped him to tackle his condition and re-build his self esteem. He is now 'giving something back' by mentoring new clients.
Here, Stephen Kavanagh, the Chief Constable of Essex Police explains why he values the contribution that the voluntary sector makes to Community Safety. He also outlines why Essex Police have chosen to create their own endowed fund within the Foundation.
In this short film, Glenda Daines talks about how her life has been affected after she suffered a stroke and the support she received from the Stroke Club Mid-Essex which recently received a grant from the Provide Foundation, managed by ECF.