Essex Community Foundation

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The Courtauld Family

19th December 2014

One of the county’s most famous families, the Courtauld family, are well known for their philanthropy across many generations and several funds established by the family are managed by ECF.

For the Courtauld family, enterprise and benevolence have always gone hand in hand, and for many decades they have used much of the wealth they made in their textile business, which was launched in Essex, to improve life in the county. Today their philanthropy continues, through the charitable funds established by various members of the family across the generations.

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The Bartella Charitable Fund

31st July 2013

Bartella is one of the best known names in Essex and the family’s business, the Heritage Leisure Group, has some of the top venues in the county, including Pontlands Park Hotel in Great Baddow.

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