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Community grants available in Maldon

5th August 2019

Charities and voluntary organisations in the Dengie, Southminster or Burnham-on-Crouch are being encouraged to apply for grants from the Tuncole Wind Farm and Middlewick Farm community benefit funds.

The funds, which are both managed by the independent charitable trust Essex Community Foundation (ECF), were set up to support charitable projects and activities in communities close to the wind farm developments. 

ECF manages the annual distribution of grants and works with panels of local people to consider applications and award funding.

Grants are available for projects that aim to enhance the lives of residents and encourage community activity. Since the funds were established in 2016, grants totalling £230,000 have been distributed.

Projects previously supported include:

  • Dengie Project Trust: £3,900 to run a befriending and support service for elderly people living on the Dengie peninsular.
  • Southminster Memorial Hall: £7,000 to replace chairs, tables and crockery at a well-used rural village hall.
  • Maldon Community Voluntary Services: £29,000 to employ a community engagement coordinator, over two years.

Caroline Taylor, chief executive at ECF, said: “The panel members draw on their community knowledge to help us ensure that funding is channelled to where it is needed most. I encourage anyone that has a project in mind that will help to improve the lives of local people, and the area in which they live, to get in touch with the Foundation’s grants team.”

For more information about how to apply for a grant, please call us on 01245 356018. The deadline to apply is Friday 16 August.