Our governance

We are governed by a board of trustees and our chief executive, Caroline Taylor, oversees day-to-day activities and leads our team.

We are a membership organisation and we welcome individuals, companies and voluntary organisations as new Members to give a broad base constituency for our activities. Our financial statements are produced in line with our year end on 30 June.

We are a registered charity (1052061) and company limited by guarantee (3062567) to support communities particularly, but not exclusively, in Essex. We are quality accredited by UKCF, the umbrella network for Community Foundations across the UK and are registered with the Fundraising Regulator.  We are also pleased to be recognised by IVAR (Institute for Voluntary Action Research) and have joined a community of over 100 flexible funders committed to more open and trusing grant-making practices.