Essex Community Foundation

5 April 2020

Welcome to Essex Community Foundation

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

Latest news

New High Sheriff of Essex is appointed

31st March 2020

Becoming the new High Sheriff of Essex during these extraordinary times is a challenge that Julie Fosh is more than happy to take up.

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Helping local charities respond to the coronavirus

25th March 2020

Essex Community Foundation has launched an emergency funding programme to help organisations during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Statement on Covid-19

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13th March 2020

We recognise that the covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on civil society groups, and want to offer reassurance that we stand with the sector during this time.

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NCVO: Your organisation and coronavirus

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10th March 2020

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has collated information which is intended to help you decide what steps you and your organisation may need to take in light of the covid-19 virus.

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Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme

To apply for emergency funding, click here.

To donate, click here.

For more information, click here.


ECF is 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 £38 million to voluntary and community organisations, and individuals, across 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.