Essex Community Foundation

22 January 2018

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

Phone-In Funding Surgery Southend: 14 February

17th January 2018

Are you a voluntary or community organisation operating in Southend-On-Sea and do you need funding?

Read More

Grants available for Essex charities

12th January 2018

Voluntary and commmunity organisations in Essex are invited to apply for grants from two charitable funds set up by Essex County Council.

Read More

New Annual Review and Survey

13th December 2017

Our Annual Review is now available for you to view online and we welcome your thoughts.

Read More

ECF’s Charity Golf Day 2018

13th December 2017

Following the great success of previous years’ events, which have raised more than £50,000, we are again holding our Charity Golf Day.

Read More

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 £30 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 over 7,000 grants to support a variety of voluntary organisations and projects. To view some of these, click here.