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 in Essex, Southend and Thurrock 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.

We are also accepting applications to our other 160 funds for voluntary and community organisations and activites happening across the county, apply here.

Who can apply for a Coronavirus Programme grant?

Who cannot apply?

What can be funded?

How to apply?

To help us understand your funding needs, please click below to complete a short form. 

Apply now

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

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.