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Earls Hall Farm Community Benefit Fund

10th January 2014

Voluntary and community organisations in Tendring are invited to apply for grants to support local projects and activities in the St Osyth Ward (especially Row Heath, St Osyth Heath, St Osyth village), Bockings Elm Ward and the area of Little Clacton west of the A133.

The Earls Hall Farm Community Benefit Fund was established in 2013, as part of a long term wind farm development programme in the area.

Essex Community Foundation (ECF), an independent charitable trust, is managing the Community Benefit Fund and a panel, made up of local residents who work with ECF to consider the applications and agree grants.  The panel is particularly interested in supporting voluntary organisations needing small grants to enable them to make a big difference in their community.

Caroline Taylor, ECF Programmes Director, said, “This Fund was established to support local community projects so we would encourage organisations working in this area to apply for grants which will make a difference to the lives of local people. “  She added, “the Panel is a great resource in helping us to understand local needs and issues and where to direct the available funding and we are always interested to hear from residents who would like to contribute.“

Completed applications must be submitted to ECF by mid-February in order for the panel to make decisions in March.  If you wish to discuss your application in advance of submitting it, please call the grants team on 01245 356018.

Local residents who live in the area of benefit and who are interested in joining the Panel should contact Fran Wright on 01245 356018 or email

For guidelines and how to apply click here.  Help and advice is also available locally from CVS Tendring by calling Karen Tedder-Ward on 01255 425692.