Essex Community Foundation

23 January 2017

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

Turning Criminals’ Assets into Community Cash

16th January 2017

A pioneering scheme which turns the proceeds of crime into a positive benefit for the community has been given an extra match funding boost of £75,000.

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Five fantastic organisations receive life-enhancing grants

16th January 2017

The first round of charitable grants to improve the health, well-being and life chances of local people in the Braintree District have been awarded.

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Southminster and Burnham residents invited to join Fund Panel

12th January 2017

People living in Southminster and Burnham-on-Crouch are being invited to join a Community Benefit Fund Panel.

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Grants available for Essex charities

4th January 2017

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

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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.