Essex Community Foundation

29 May 2017

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

Local families to receive support

26th May 2017

A weekly group for parents who are socially isolated and struggle with low self-esteem and mood have been given a funding boost.

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Phone-In Funding Surgery - 7 June - Braintree

23rd May 2017

Are you a voluntary or community organisation operating in the Braintree District and do you need funding?

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County Council champions local causes

23rd May 2017

Grants totalling £62,365 were presented from the Essex Millennium Fund and the Essex County Council’s Chairman’s Fund to 22 local charities and voluntary organisations at a ceremony held at the Essex Record Office.

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Our 2017 Spring Receptions

5th May 2017

We were delighted to welcome 230 invited guests to this year's Spring Receptions held at Ingatestone Hall and Layer Marney Tower. 

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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.