Essex Community Foundation

11 December 2016

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

Matching People, Ideas, Resources and Needs, to make a lasting difference

Latest news

Applications invited for grants to help people get back to work

2nd December 2016

People who have mental health problems will have the chance to rebuild their lives and get back into employment thanks to grants given by the Coombewood Amenity Fund.

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Funding Phone-In Surgery

2nd December 2016

Are you a voluntary or community organisation working in Harlow or Epping Forest and do you need funding?

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ECF appoints new Head of Programmes

2nd December 2016

Essex Community Foundation has appointed Paul Hill as its new Head of Grants and Programmes.

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Modern-day philanthropy: Fiducia Guest Article

28th November 2016

Philanthropy is alive and well and is making a major difference in local communities...  (Read the full article here). 

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We are an independent charitable trust improving the quality of life of people in our community by investing and distributing funds on behalf of a wide range of donors.

Since 1996 our donors have distributed £28 million of charitable funding directly into Essex, Southend and Thurrock making it a great place to live, work, learn and grow. 

As one of the UK’s leading, accredited community foundations we have the expertise and local knowledge to help individuals, families, companies and public agencies to support the local causes and charities close to their heart and close to home.

We have awarded nearly 6,500 grants to support a variety of voluntary organisations and projects. To view some of these, click here.