Essex Community Foundation

20 November 2019

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

Continuing a legacy of local giving

14th November 2019

A couple who played a major part in the history of Chelmsford have left a legacy which is ensuring that their passion for philanthropic work lives on in Essex.

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Daisy’s Diary to help modern day women

6th November 2019

A diary penned by a girl almost 140 years ago has been turned into a book which will raise funds to help modern-day women and girls in Essex.

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RSM staff support their local community

6th November 2019

City of Chelmsford Mencap has become the latest local charity to benefit from the support of generous staff working at the Chelmsford office of RSM, the leading national audit, tax and consulting firm.

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Grants available to tackle housing issues

21st October 2019

Local community housing projects and charities are being urged to put their case forward as Nationwide, the world’s largest building society, makes £500,000 available to help make a difference to communities across the region.

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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 £37.5 million to voluntary and community organisations, and individuals, across 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.