Essex Community Foundation

12 December 2017

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

Donate your Winter fuel payment

7th December 2017

ECF is accepting unneeded Winter fuel payments to help people in Essex stay warm and well during the colder months.

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New Annual Review and Survey

5th December 2017

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

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Grants awarded to six local organisations to improve information and signposting

5th December 2017

Six Essex charities are set to benefit from additional funding for their information and signposting services, thanks to the Healthwatch Essex Fund.

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Search and explore our grants

28th November 2017

ECF is pleased to be working with 360Giving to highlight information about our 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 £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.