Other Grant Funding

Essex Heritage Trust provides grants to public organisations in the County of Essex for projects restoring and promoting the heritage of the County.
Projects previously supported include grants to local museums to purchase display cases, assist in the restoration of boats, church contents restoration such as bells, wall paintings, organs etc,
local publications of a historical or heritage nature, historical research and archaeology.

The Trust is now inviting applications for grants up to £10,000.

The next closing date for applications is 5th July 2018.

For further information on the projects that qualify and an expression of interest form please see www.essexheritagetrust.co.uk

Small Business Grants please click below:


Grant Funding Central

This seems to have lots of information for voluntary organisations


Funding Grants

Another comprehensive site for various funding opportunities



The Essex Crowd

The Essex Crowd is a new initiative from Essex County Council which aims to support local community projects crowdfunding to improve their local area. The Essex Crowd brings together individuals, businesses and other funders to back projects put forward by communities in Essex. The best projects could receive a pledge from the Essex Crowd to help bring their idea to life.
To pitch a project, please go to www.spacehive.com/movement/theessexcrowd

About Spacehive

Spacehive is a crowd funding platform for projects that make local places better.
It works by providing tools that help people develop their ideas, get noticed by crowds of people, companies, councils, the media, in order to attract funding to make great projects happen.
Since launching in 2012, Spacehive has helped fund more than 300 public projects across the UK worth over £6.4m.

Learn more at www.spacehive.com

Grassroots grants up to £1000 available
In many communities, needs are often hidden from view. There are hundreds of voluntary and community groups delivering social welfare services to the residents of North East Essex. Since the Trust was established in 1989, we have raised over £750,000 and made more than 900 awards to community and voluntary organisations based in Colchester and Tendring.
The Trust does not provide large grants because our aim is to help as many organisations as possible. Priority is given to smaller less well-known groups who may not otherwise find the funds they need. The Trust’s aim is to help as many organisations as possible and therefore the majority of grants awarded are for less than £1000.
For further information/application form and guidelines please go to http://www.grassrootscharity.org/grants/

NEW! Grants available for health and well-being projects
Essex Community Foundation have grants of up to £5,000 available to support projects/activities that help to improve the health and well-being of people living in Essex, Southend and Thurrock.
All funding applications must demonstrate how the work/project meets one of the following:
• To help keep people out of hospital
• To help people leave hospital more quickly
• To improve health and wellbeing in the community
• To maximise use of technology which will improve the way users access your services
As there is specific criteria for this funding programme, ECF are holding a Phone-In Funding Surgery on Friday 16 November from 10am to 12 noon. This is an opportunity for potential applicants to tell grant officers about their work and receive advice on applying for a grant. To take part, they simply need to call, on the day, on 01245 356018. There is no need to book a slot.
More information can be found on the website


All of the above links are not supported by of affiliated to Harwich Town Council