Essex Community Foundation
"Working with ECF is an excellent way to tap into local knowledge and needs which, as a large national funder, is always a challenge to manage and respond to."
The Henry Smith Charity

Henry Smith Charity

ECF has been working in partnership with The Henry Smith Charity since 2008 and since then has channelled over £3 million of grant funding to voluntary and community organisations in Essex

The charity, which can trace its origins back to the 17th century, approached ECF to ask if we would provide them with local knowledge of voluntary organisations that apply to Henry Smith for funding.

To apply, you must contact The Henry Smith Charity directly. They consider all applications for single and multi-year grants.

ECF visits organisations which have been successful in the first stage of the application process and produces a report for the Henry Smith trustees. Once Henry Smith agrees to fund an application, ECF then administers and monitors the grants, which are generally given over three years.