Acorn Fund

Our Acorn Fund was our very first fund – starting small in 1996.  As more people and businesses have become aware of us and made donations, the fund has steadily grown.

Each year, through this Fund we help charities, voluntary and community organisations working in Essex that are providing a wide range of vital support to people in need and to date, this totals around £1 million.

The Acorn Fund is an ideal way to start your journey with us, either with a regular monthly payment or with a one-off or annual donation.

Whatever your level of giving or area of interest, the Acorn Fund is a great way to support local charities and voluntary organisations and make a difference in your community.

We are currently running the Acorn Fund Challenge, where donations to the Acorn Fund are matched on a 2 to 1 basis until a total of £750,000 is raised.  This means that for every £2 received, ECF will add £1, and if Gift Aid can be claimed, it nearly doubles the value of donations. Read more.

You can give online now or contact Perry Norton, Head of Development to set up a regular payment.