Essex Community Foundation

Emergency grants

The purpose of the Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme is to get help quickly to voluntary and community organisations that are in crisis as a result of the pandemic and need emergency funding to keep their vital services running.

Initially grants of up to £15,000 will be available. Priority will be given to those delivering vital services to older and vulnerable people, organisations helping to relieve pressure on public services and those co-ordinating a local community response.

How to apply?

To help us understand your funding needs, please click below to access a short form. Please ensure you have read the following information before completing the form. 

Apply now

We will aim to respond to your request as soon as possible. 

Who can apply?

What can be funded?

ECF, together with community foundations across the UK, will also be distributing funds raised by the National Emergencies Trust. This funding can also be accessed via the above form.