Essex Community Foundation

16 October 2019

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

We are recruiting: Head of Programmes

16th October 2019

We are recruiting for a Head of Programmes, with the passion and commitment to make a difference to the lives of local people in Essex.

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Online mental health support service expands

16th October 2019

An online mental health support service for students has launched at Writtle University College in Chelmsford following its success at the University of Essex.

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Supporting families during the school holidays

15th October 2019

A school holiday lunch club will be able to cook up more free hot meals for Colchester families after receiving a £500 grant to buy a new oven.

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Building brighter futures

7th October 2019

A bright future beckons for Caolan Orchard, who has transformed his life and is on the right path to achieve his ambition of becoming a chef.

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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.