Essex Community Foundation

1 June 2020

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

ECF chosen as Co-op charity of the year

18th May 2020

Two of the county's strongest community supporters have joined forces for the coming year to help with emergency funding for charitable causes.

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Southend charities receive £150,000 of support

7th May 2020

People who need additional help at this time of crisis are being given hope by charities supported by the Southend Community Fund and other emergency funds.

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Charity receives emergency funding to bolster refuge service provision

30th April 2020

An Essex domestic abuse charity has received a £15,000 funding boost to bolster refuge service provision during the pandemic.

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Essex Coronavirus Fund secures £1 million in a month

22nd April 2020

A heartfelt message of thanks is being given to people in Essex who are helping to provide a lifeline for the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme

To apply for emergency funding, click here.

To donate, click here.

For more information and a map of funded projects, click here.


ECF is 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 £38 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.