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Local Grants & Support 

Active Essex Foundation The Active Essex Foundation is a registered charity that has been set up to increase the use of physical activity and sport to engage and support the most inactive communities and tackle the inequalities that exist across Essex. Check for funding opportunities here.
Brentwood Community Grants Check for the latest leisure, arts and community funding.
Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Brentwood Council for Volutary Services Brentwood Council for Voluntary Service (BCVS) is a local independent voluntary organisation formed and run by the local voluntary groups to promote, support and develop effectiveness of voluntary action.
Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) is a not for profit charity and Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) with a strong community presence in Essex.
Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Chelmsford CVS Chelmsford CVS is an independent support and development organisation set up to champion, support and strengthen local charities, voluntary and community groups.
Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): CVS Tendring Their mission is ‘leading and supporting voluntary action in Tendring’ and their core functions are to support, promote and develop the community and voluntary sector and to encourage liaison and connections between organisations, agencies and businesses.
Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Rayleigh, Rochford and District Association for Voluntary Service

RRAVS’ vision is of a strong voluntary sector which is at the heart of a vibrant and caring Rochford District where people are able to fulfil their potential through voluntary and community action.

Click here for grants information.

Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): SAVS (Southend) SAVS is an independent charity known as a council for voluntary service or CVS. They work behind the scenes to help local charities and community groups achieve their full potential.
Essex Community Chest This fund includes various community grant schemes that have been funded by Essex County Council.
Essex Community Foundation Funding may be available if you are a charity, voluntary or community organisation based or working in Essex and need financial support. All Community Foundations (UK)
Essex Council for Voluntary Youth Services ECVYS is a member led umbrella organisation, providing training, grants, networking & representation for Voluntary Youth Organisations across Essex.
Essex Family Wellbeing Ensures that families have free and easy access to local health services in the community; whether in a local clinic, Children’s centre, or in a family’s home.
Essex Library Service Support service for children and young adults.
Essex Music Hub Offers a flexible approach to delivering music education throughout Essex schools and within the community.
Essex Wildlife Trust Provide opportunities for children to learn outdoors in a natural environment.
Ford Britain Trust The Ford Britain Trust is able to help fund the education and advancement in their local communities.

Local service organisations

Find your local Lions Club or Rotary Club.

Tip: For Lions Club, search using town names for the most accurate results.

National retailers' local branches

National retailers can also assist local schools. Please reach out to your local branches for the following retailers: 

The Asda FoundationCo-op (Local Community Fund), Pets At Home, Tesco Community Grants (contact, The WHSmith Trust (Community Grants), Wickes Community Programme

Supermarket Community Champions

Online contact/email: ASDA

Visit in person: Aldi, Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, Marks & SpencerM&S store locator, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, SPARSPAR store locator, Tesco-Tesco store locator, Waitrose

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.

Review successful grant awards from your local area(s), below:

Barking and Dagenham, Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Tendring, Thurrock, Uttlesford

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