Essex Community Foundation

21 November 2019

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

Grants available for Essex charities

20th November 2019

Voluntary and community organisations in Essex are invited to apply for a grant from a charitable fund set up by Essex County Council.

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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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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.