Essex Community Foundation
"In the entire Thriving Third Sector Fund evaluation there was not a single significant criticism or word of doubt about the abilities of ECF nor its commitment to the sector. This, even with the strongest organisations, is a rare occurrence."
Dr Peter Grant, independent evaluator

Publications and Policies

At ECF we want to share, exchange and use our knowledge to improve our work in local communities. Here you can access our publications, policies and research which guide our work.

Five Year Strategy

ECF has published a new five year plan for 2019 - 2024. Click the link above to download a copy.  

Grantmaking Policy

ECF's Grantmaking Policy outlines the principles and definitions used by ECF within its grantmaking.

Complaints Policy

This policy lays out the formal complaints procedures pursued by ECF