Essex Community Foundation

20 April 2018

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

Matching People, Ideas, Resources and Needs, to make a lasting difference

Latest news

Provide gives healthy support to local charities

19th April 2018

Dementia Adventure are among 14 local charities that are celebrating after receiving a healthy funding boost from the Provide Foundation.

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County Council supports local charities

18th April 2018

Local voluntary and community projects have been awarded funding in the latest round of grants from the Essex Millennium Fund and the Essex County Council’s Chairman’s Fund.

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Harwich Haven Authority supports grass-roots initiatives

17th April 2018

Harwich Haven Authority today announce the opening of a new £75,000 community fund.

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Introducing the new High Sheriff

12th April 2018

Modern-day issues are high on the agenda for Bryan Burrough in the year ahead, as he takes on an historic role, becoming the 838th High Sheriff of Essex.

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We are an independent charitable trust improving the quality of life of people in our community by investing and distributing funds on behalf of a wide range of donors.

Since 1996 our donors have distributed £31 million of charitable funding directly into Essex, Southend and Thurrock making it a great place to live, work, learn and grow.

As one of the UK’s leading, accredited community foundations we have the expertise and local knowledge to help individuals, families, companies and public agencies to support the local causes and charities close to their heart and close to home.

We have awarded over 7,000 grants to support a variety of voluntary organisations and projects. To view some of these, click here.