Grant maker

Essex Community Foundation

http://www.essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk

(Registered Charity No: 1052061)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Grants made
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Over the last five years they've made 622 significant donations to registered charities totalling £7,343,269

When Amount Grantee Donors To be used for
30/06/2019 £8,000 4 YOUTH BRIGHTLINGSEA 1 Towards the annual transport costs and rent of a youth centre in Brightlingsea, Tendring
31/05/2019 £11,800 INTOUNI (IntoUniversity) 8 To employ an education worker to support students from Tendring access further education and provide a bursary scheme for students to access placements
31/05/2019 £12,000 Mind in West Essex 2 Towards the core costs of the counselling service which provides a range of therapies for those experiencing mental health issues in West Essex
31/05/2019 £9,830 RAYLEIGH UNITED REFORMED CHURCH CHARITY 1 To help run a mentoring project at the Rayleigh Megacentre for disadvantaged and vulnerable young people
31/05/2019 £6,300 BRAINTREE DISTRICT MENCAP SOCIETY 2 To enable the running of a respite and activity summer play-scheme for children with learning disabilities
31/05/2019 £3,000 ROMAN RIVER MUSIC 1 To support educational music activities for children as part of the annual Roman River music festival in North Essex
31/05/2019 £5,000 NEW LIFE WOOD 1 To support the operating costs of a community wood recycling project in Pitsea
31/05/2019 £4,000 OFF THE STREETS 1 Towards the running costs of a shelter for homeless people within Southend
31/05/2019 £3,200 THE LIVEWIRE TRUST 2 To support the costs of a summer Theatre Challenge for young people in Harlow
30/04/2019 £10,000 Prince's Trust 9 To pilot a new mentoring initiative in the Tendring area to help vulnerable young people at risk of offending
30/04/2019 £17,000 ECVYS (Essex Council for Voluntary Youth Services) 1 To run a Young Voices project across Essex for the initial year of a potential three year programme
30/04/2019 £10,000 St. Mary's C of E Primary School PTFA ("The Paddlers") 1 Towards an all weather playground shelter to improve outdoor facilities for young children in Burnham on Crouch
30/04/2019 £10,000 St Michael's Myland Parochial Church Council 1 To help restore and repair the organ at a church in Colchester
30/04/2019 £5,000 GOLDEN-OLDIES 6 To help introduce additional singalong sessions for elderly people in Essex, start a new Memory Café and continue intergenerational work to alleviate social isolation and benefit overall health and well-being
30/04/2019 £4,390 STROKE ASSOCIATION 5 Towards the operational costs of a stroke support group in Maldon
30/04/2019 £5,000 PHAROS TRUST 1 To renovate and improve signage and exhibition interpretation of a historic light vessel open to the public in Harwich Quay
30/04/2019 £5,000 OUTHOUSE EAST 3 Towards activity costs and volunteer expenses for a newly established young people’s project at a Colchester based charity supporting the LGBTQ+ community
30/04/2019 £7,860 THE HARWICH FESTIVAL 1 Towards the cost of a new part-time Administrator who will develop cultural activities in Harwich Festival’s new Centre
30/04/2019 £4,634 PERSONALISED EATING DISORDER SUPPORT 2 To set up a carers group in Rayleigh to support the mental health of families and carers of sufferers of eating disorders
30/04/2019 £5,000 ESSEX POLICE MUSEUM 1 Towards the work and running costs of the Essex Police Museum
30/04/2019 £7,500 BOSP Brighter Opportunities for Special People 2 To continue the provision of structured activities in the community by a Basildon based charity supporting children and young people with complex disabilities or a life-limiting illness
30/04/2019 £6,430 BURNHAM-ON-CROUCH VILLAGE HALL 1 To purchase new chairs and tables for a well used community hall
31/03/2019 £10,900 8th Chelmsford Scout Group 1 To help provide additional facilities at a newly built replacement Scout Hut which will act as a community hub on the Melbourne Estate in Chelmsford
31/03/2019 £30,000 Stroke Club Mid Essex 1 To support the running costs of a charity supporting stroke survivors and their carers over 3 years
31/03/2019 £5,000 COLCHESTER CAP DEBT CENTRE 1 To support the overhead costs of a debt service in Colchester
31/03/2019 £2,915 Welcome to the UK To hold monthly diversity events to promote positive attitudes to minority groups in Southend
31/03/2019 £2,696 LITTLE HEROES ASD SUPPORT 1 To enable the running of additional support sessions around the Southend District for families who have children with autism
31/03/2019 £7,500 UTTLESFORD BUFFY BUS ASSOCIATION 1 To support core costs of providing opportunities for isolated and disadvantaged pre-school children, their families and carers to access good quality play and educational activities
31/03/2019 £3,000 DAWS HALL TRUST 2 To carry out a range of works to improve access for those with restricted mobility at an educational nature reserve in Lamarsh, Essex
31/03/2019 £3,500 ABBERTON RURAL TRAINING 2 Towards the cost of counselling and mentoring for vulnerable adults who attend the Abberton Rural Training Wormingford Site
31/03/2019 £3,000 VOLUNTEER BUREAU FOR TENDRING 1 Towards the provision of transport for elderly residents living in rural areas of Tendring
28/02/2019 £50,000 Anglia Care Trust 4 To employ a Housing Officer for 18 months to liaise with private sector landlords providing housing for vulnerable people that are facing homelessness in Ipswich
28/02/2019 £50,000 The Benjamin Foundation 5 To employ a Private Sector Liaison Worker for two years, working between two recently merged charities and boosting shared housing options for 16-30 year olds in the Great Yarmouth area
28/02/2019 £50,000 Homeless Action Resource Project 3 To employ a specialist housing coordinator over 2 years to support people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, in Southend
28/02/2019 £50,000 Safer Places 1 To employ a Housing Support Officer for 1 year to work with women and families affected by domestic violence to find long term housing solutions in the Harlow area
28/02/2019 £18,890 Hope into Action: East of England 9 To employ a support worker over 1 year and refurbish two properties for temporary accommodation for victims of modern slavery and homelessness in the Norwich area
28/02/2019 £40,240 HfHGB (Homes) 3 Towards 1 year of project costs for of a charity training young people in construction through refurbishing empty properties in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
28/02/2019 £49,749 Changing Pathways 2 To employ a Resettlement Practitioner over 2 years to support women affected by domestic violence who are moving on from refuge accommodation in the Basildon area
28/02/2019 £12,500 North Avenue Youth Centre 1 Towards the operational costs of a youth group in the Melbourne area of Chelmsford
28/02/2019 £10,000 The Dengie D-Caf 1 To help provide an Admiral (dementia) Community Nurse for Mid-Essex particularly for the rural Dengie peninsular
28/02/2019 £45,220 Wintercomfort for the homeless 7 To provide a housing advice service supporting people to maintain their tenancies and provide assistance to those moving from homelessness to housing in Cambridge
28/02/2019 £47,396 Catch22 10 To extend the Housing Intervention Project, which supports vulnerable people at risk of homelessness, into Tendring for 2 years
28/02/2019 £41,032 Peterborough Citizens Advice Bureau 3 To employ a Prevention of Homelessness Officer for 18 months to work with families and vulnerable adults supporting their housing needs in the Peterborough area
28/02/2019 £31,588 REACH Community Project 4 To employ a Debt Advisor for 1 year to increase free face-to-face debt and housing advice to vulnerable people in Haverhill and the surrounding rural areas
28/02/2019 £99,742 Mid and North East Essex Mind 1 To support the operation of a confidential telephone mental health support service for students at the University of Essex
28/02/2019 £5,000 COLCHESTER AND TIPTREE TOY LIBRARY 1 Towards the volunteer costs and rent of a charity providing play and toy rental for families in Colchester
28/02/2019 £3,210 GREENSTEAD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 1 To enable the painting of the main hall and purchase of youth club equipment
28/02/2019 £9,995 SIGNPOST (COLCHESTER) LIMITED 5 Towards core costs to provide free employability support services for those living in Greenstead ward, Colchester
28/02/2019 £5,495 THE SCOUT ASSOCIATION 8 To replace the flat roof and fire doors of a well used scout and guide hut in Moulsham
28/02/2019 £4,250 PRISONERS EDUCATION TRUST 7 To support prisoners from Essex by providing access to distance learning courses, whilst serving a custodial sentence
28/02/2019 £9,987 BOSP Brighter Opportunities for Special People 2 To employ a part-time Services Administrator at a Pitsea based charity supporting children and young people with learning and physical disabilities
28/02/2019 £7,500 EPPING FOREST REUSE 1 To support running costs of a furniture reuse project in Epping which helps people in need
28/02/2019 £6,520 S.A.F.E. ESSEX (SUPPORTING ASPERGER FAMILIES IN ESSEX) 1 To help meet the needs of girls with Asperger’s and High-Level Autism through a bespoke SAFE Girls project in Rayleigh
28/02/2019 £5,000 WALTON COMMUNITY CENTRE 2 To replace windows and doors at a well-used community building
28/02/2019 £3,225 THE OFFSHOOT FOUNDATION 1 To run young peoples film making workshops in Harlow
28/02/2019 £9,800 BRAINTREE DISTRICT MENCAP SOCIETY 2 To employ a Family Support Manager to work with carers of people with a learning disability and provide work experience supervision for clients in the Braintree District
28/02/2019 £7,500 BRAINTREE YOUTH PROJECT CHARITY 2 Towards the operating costs of an organisation which supports disadvantaged and socially isolated young people from the Braintree area
28/02/2019 £6,000 THUNDERSLEY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1 Towards equipment and security provisions for a community shed project in Castle Point
28/02/2019 £7,360 THE STOUR BLUE WATER PASS TRUST 1 To help provide opportunities for economically or socially disadvantaged young people in the North Tendring area to access water-based sports activities
28/02/2019 £8,000 COLCHESTER ROUGH SLEEPERS GROUP 1 Towards the refurbishment of the sleep bus providing emergency accommodation for rough sleepers in Colchester
31/01/2019 £4,392 THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD 2 To buy outdoor equipment to enable young people from the Burnham and Dengie areas to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
31/01/2019 £4,000 YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION BRIGHTLINGSEA BRANCH 1 To install a new access ramp to a well used community hall in North East Essex
31/01/2019 £5,000 CANVEY ISLAND YOUTH PROJECT 3 To help fund a drug and alcohol misuse worker supporting vulnerable young people from Canvey Island and the surrounding area
31/01/2019 £5,000 ESSEX BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS 3 To help deliver the Respect personal development project for vulnerable young pupils of secondary schools in the Rochford and Castle Point areas
31/01/2019 £4,500 COLCHESTER GATEWAY CLUBS 1 To increase the hours of a Support and Advocacy Manager supporting adults with learning disabilities
31/01/2019 £4,066 BLIND AND SIGHT IMPAIRED SOCIETY 2 To extend a low vision clinic outreach project in Orsett to support people with sight loss and visual impairments
31/01/2019 £6,250 SAFER PLACES 1 To help deliver interactive workshops in Harlow to raise awareness of domestic abuse
31/01/2019 £5,000 BILLERICAY STREET PASTORS 1 To help continue and develop a Rail Pastor service aimed at deterring potential suicides on the C2C line
31/01/2019 £4,450 OPEN ROAD VISIONS 2 To help run a women-only Firebreak course for female offenders from across the county
31/01/2019 £3,500 SOUTHEND-ON-SEA BLIND WELFARE ORGANISATION 1 Towards the co-ordination of a programme of activities for visually impaired people in the Southend and surrounding areas
31/01/2019 £5,000 SOUTHEND-ON-SEA YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION 4 To support the running costs of the Basildon SOS Bus, which provides a safe haven for vulnerable young people
31/01/2019 £4,937 ONLY COWARDS CARRY WEAPONS AWARENESS LIMITED 1 To help deliver a programme to school children and young people in the Clacton and Tendring area about the dangers of knife crime
31/01/2019 £5,000 57 West To raise awareness about Modern Slavery across the Borough of Southend
31/01/2019 £4,800 ABBERTON RURAL TRAINING 2 To provide introductory land-based skill sessions for young adults who are NEET and at risk of offending
31/01/2019 £5,000 LOUGHTON YOUTH PROJECT 1 To support the employment costs of part-time staff at a drop-in centre for young people in Loughton
31/01/2019 £4,680 SIGNPOST (COLCHESTER) LIMITED 5 To develop capacity at Signpost Thurrock by employing a part-time member of staff to support disadvantaged people improve their life opportunities
31/01/2019 £3,000 WEST ESSEX MIND 2 Towards the continuing development of an on-line training platform for volunteers at Mind in West Essex
31/01/2019 £5,000 FIRST STOP CENTRE (MID-ESSEX BRANCH) 1 To help run resilience workshops and courses for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals from the Braintree area
31/01/2019 £5,000 HELPING HANDS ESSEX 3 To support individuals with an alcohol addiction and their families through rehabilitation and recovery
31/01/2019 £5,000 THE BRECK FOUNDATION 4 To help deliver a programme in schools across the county to educate young people on internet safety
31/01/2019 £5,000 Trinity Methodist Church Clacton on Sea Provision of furniture and a washing machine for use in a new Day Centre for homeless and vulnerable people
31/01/2019 £5,000 COLCHESTER UNITED FC FOOTBALL IN THE COMMUNITY 1 To run social inclusion sports and community safety advice sessions for young people in the Walton-on-the-Naze area
31/01/2019 £5,470 THE ANNE ROBSON TRUST 2 To recruit and train volunteers for the Butterfly Project to provide support to terminally ill patients at Colchester Hospital
31/12/2018 £12,000 Halstead Day Centre 1 To support the overhead and transport costs of a centre providing social care for the elderly in Halstead and the wider Braintree district
31/12/2018 £60,000 Pioneer Sailing Trust 1 To employ a Project Manager to help build organisational capacity at Pioneer Sailing Trust and develop the rowing gig project network, over 2 years.
31/12/2018 £5,000 EMMAUS COLCHESTER 1 To help employ a community development worker at a charity in Colchester providing support for homeless people in the area
31/12/2018 £6,000 AGE CONCERN SOUTHEND-ON-SEA CIO 1 Towards the furniture for the new Age Concern Centre in Southend-on-Sea
31/12/2018 £3,000 RIDGEWELL VILLAGE HALL 2 To help pay for building an extension and major refurbishment of the village hall
31/12/2018 £3,000 THE COURTAULD MEMORIAL HALL 1 Towards the continued re-development of the village hall for the residents of Colne Engaine and surrounding villages
31/12/2018 £8,000 SOUTHEND VINEYARD 2 To help support the role of a community worker on the Queensway estate in Southend
31/12/2018 £6,500 HELPING HANDS ESSEX 3 To support the running costs of a Chelmsford based charity helping people in their recovery from alcohol abuse
31/12/2018 £2,572 NORTH EAST ESSEX CHRISTIAN YOUTH OUTREACH 1 To run four personal development courses for vulnerable Year 9 girls in Colchester
31/12/2018 £9,275 SOUTHEND FOODBANK 2 To continue support the post of Project Manager and operational costs at Southend Foodbank
31/12/2018 £3,000 TERLING VILLAGE HALL 1 To enable drainage and surface improvement at a rural village hall
30/11/2018 £10,000 Southend Vineyard 2 Towards the salary of a outreach worker to support women in the sex industry
30/11/2018 £12,074 Carers FIRST 2 To deliver activities in Braintree District that promote emotional and physical wellbeing for people that are caring for a loved one over 2 years
30/11/2018 £10,000 Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust 1 To support phase 3 costs of improving accommodation and facilities on a residential floating activity centre in Tollesbury
30/11/2018 £10,000 Changing Pathways 2 To employee a Therapeutic Services Lead to support the work of a domestic violence organisation in Basildon
30/11/2018 £15,000 Braintree Rethink Carers Support Group 5 To support the operational costs of a volunteer led group providing social activities, information and guidance to sufferers of mental health issues and their carers in the Braintree District
30/11/2018 £13,383 Braintree District Mencap Society 2 To run a Skills for Independence programme for young adults with a learning disability in the Braintree District over 2 years
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Objectives

(1) THE PROMOTION OF ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX AND ITS IMMEDIATE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND IN PARTICULAR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION THE PROTECTION OF GOOD HEALTH BOTH MENTAL AND PHYSICAL AND THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND SICKNESS. (2) OTHER EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE PURPOSES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ELSEWHERE WHICH ARE IN THE OPINION OF THE DIRECTORS BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY WITH A PREFERENCE FOR THOSE IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT