Essex Community Foundation

High Sheriffs’ Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available from the High Sheriffs’ Fund, which was established to recognise and support community initiatives that address crime and anti-social behaviour.

What can be supported

Voluntary and community organisations, local charities and CIC's can apply for a grant to support their work making their communities safer and better places in which to live.

Previous grants awarded include:

How to apply

To read the guidelines and to complete an application form, click here. You are invited to call ECF in advance of starting an application to discuss your work. Please call the grants team on 01245 356018.

All completed applications must be submitted by 2 December. 

An independent panel of judges, chaired by the current High Sheriff and including past High Sheriffs, will review the applications with ECF and allocate the awards. There will be a special ceremony for successful applicants presented by the High Sheriff in March 2020.

Call us

ECF will be holding a Phone-In Funding Surgery on Tuesday 5 November from 10am to 12 noon to speak with potential applicants. To take part, please call the grants team on 01245 356018. There is no need to book a slot in advance.