Essex Community Foundation

27 May 2019

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

Zumbathon to raise funds for local charities

16th May 2019

A dance party with a difference is being held by Nicki Alvey to celebrate her 60th birthday and she is asking people to join her to have fun and raise money for some serious causes.

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Teledyne e2v keeps support for local charities moving

2nd May 2019

Excitement is in the air at the Tabor Centre in Braintree following the good news that funding has been given for a new wheelchair-accessible vehicle to transport people with disabilities to and from the centre.

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New funding initiative to improve health and wellbeing

18th April 2019

The ‘Realising Ambition’ initiative has awarded a £2 million contract to Essex and Suffolk Community Foundations.

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Building a brighter future for local people

15th April 2019

A double-decker “sleep bus” to help take homeless people off the streets, a chance for disadvantaged young people to take to the sea in sailing boats and an allotment project are among the initiatives receiving vital grants from the Mersea Homes Charitable Fund.

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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 over £34 million of charitable funding directly into Essex, Southend and Thurrock.

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.