Essex Community Foundation

27 March 2017

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

Comic Relief funds available

24th March 2017

Comic Relief Community Cash grants are available to small organisations in North Essex that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives.

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Making sporting dreams come true

22nd March 2017

Are you interested in helping local people to achieve their sporting potential? 

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High Sheriff Rewards Local Charities

17th March 2017

Lorna Rolfe, the 836th High Sheriff of Essex presents awards to local people who are making their communities safer places to live and work.

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A healthy injection of funds for local charities

9th March 2017

Community organisations working to improve people’s experiences of health and social care in Essex have received a healthy injection of funds – with eight groups receiving a share of £150,000 in grants.

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