Essex Community Foundation
Meeting the outstanding individuals who help to improve the lives of others less fortunate or those working to make their own communities a better place, is a privilege.
John Jowers, Chairman of Essex County Council

Essex Fund

We manage the Essex Fund on behalf of Essex County Council. The fund was established to improve the quality of life for people living in the administrative county of Essex and awards grants  of up to £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations.

Grants can support core costs, project costs or capital costs. Please note that organisations in Southend and Thurrock are not eligible to apply to this particular fund. 

All applications must demonstrate at least one of the following areas of work:

Priority will be given to:

How to apply

Click here to complete our general application form. The deadline is 5pm on Thursday 16 January.

You are encouraged to call the ECF grants team on 01245 356018 to discuss your work in advance of applying.

Please note that decisions will be made in March 2020.