Apply for support

We want to make it easy for you to access the funding that we have available.

If your charity, voluntary or community organisation is based or working in Essex and needs financial support, we may be able to help.

You can tell us what you need support for at any time and our team will try to find the funds you need. This includes emergency support available from our Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme.

We have written help and guidance notes – so please do read them before getting in touch.


Answer a few quick questions to check if you are eligible to apply.

Sadly, we cannot contribute funds to general appeals or to other funders.

We have a small amount of funding available to support individuals who are living, or have lived, in Essex, Southend or Thurrock. These funds help children and young adults where money is a barrier to them reaching their full potential. If you are looking for funding please click here and tell us some more information about the support you need.


We are interested to know how you are helping local people in your community and will be pleased to support you through our application process.

You can get in touch using one of the following options:

We are experiencing an unprecedented number of enquiries so if we don’t reply straight away, please bear with us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Tell us what you need support for