Essex Community Foundation

24 April 2019

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

New funding initiative to improve health and wellbeing

18th April 2019

The ‘Realising Ambition’ initiative has awarded a £2 million contract to Suffolk and Essex Community Foundations.

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Building a brighter future for local people

15th April 2019

A double-decker “sleep bus” to help take homeless people off the streets, a chance for disadvantaged young people to take to the sea in sailing boats and an allotment project are among the initiatives receiving vital grants from the Mersea Homes Charitable Fund.

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County Council supports local charities

10th April 2019

An organisation that supports young carers, a horticultural project for people with mental health issues and a youth club were among 20 local voluntary organisations to receive a grant at the Essex Fund Awards.

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New High Sheriff of Essex appointed

9th April 2019

Architectural historian Dr James Bettley is rolling up his sleeves to take a hands-on approach as he becomes the new High Sheriff of Essex.

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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 over £34 million of charitable funding directly into Essex, Southend and Thurrock.

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.