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Asda Foundation - for guidelines on what the foundation will fund


Community Inititatives Fund

A small grants scheme funded by Essex County Council - or Grant Co-ordinator on 033301 28008


DJH Currie Memorial Trust

The trust makes grants to charities in Essex.  No recipient may benefit more than once in every four years.  

Apply in writing: Natwest Trust Services, Ground Floor, Eastwood House, Glebe Road, Chelmsford CM1 1RS email:


Essex Community Foundation (ECF)

Grants are available to voluntary and community groups all year round and can support core running costs, specific project costs etc.  Generally you can apply for up to £10,000 (over one year).  You can call the grants team on 01245 356018 or email More details can be found on their website


Garfield Weston Foundation

Garfield Weston is a family-founded, grant-making trust whish has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years.  From small community groups to large national institutions, there aim is to support organisations that have effective solutions to helping those most in need.

The Foundation supports a broad range of organisations and activities that share a commitment to making a positive impact to the lives of the communitites in which they work, and that are driven by a desire to achieve excellence.  Garfield Weston make grants across the UK to organisations in the following categories: Arts, Youth, Community, Religion, Education, Health, Environment, Welfare.  Applications are accepted all year round.  For more information go to:


Ward Blenkinsop Trust

Ward Blenkinsop Trust grants are intended to support registered charities and voluntary and community organisations undertaking general charitable projects.  this is a descretionary funder that allows itself plenty of scope for funding initiatiatives that appeal to trustees.  The Trusts charitable giving is normally in the region of £100,000 to £200,000 per annum so awards are likely to be small. the applicaitons process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.  Please note the Trust does not have a website.  Applications should be made in writing to: Charlotte Blenkinsop, The Ward Blenkinsop Trust, PO Box 28840, London SW13 0WZ


Jack Petchey Foundation

The Jack Petchey Foundation focus on programmes that benefit young people aged between 11-25 years of age in the geographical areas of Greater London and Essex only.  For more information go to:


Ford Britain Trust

Working with local communities to sow the seeds of change.  Ford Britain are commited to supporting the communites we work and live in.  That's why we created the Ford Britain Trust in April 1975 to help fund the educations and advancement of our neighbours.  We pay special attention to projects focusing on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities close to our UK locations.  Small Grants for amounts up to £250, available four times each year, deadlines 1st March, 1st June, 1st September and 1st November.  For more information go to:



Tesco Local Community Grants

Grants of £8,000, £10,000 and £12,000 are available for open space improvements that benefit the community.  Eligible projects include spaces such as pocket parks, school grounds, allotments, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens.

The money is raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores and administration of the funding is managed by Groundwork.  For further information go to

Registered Charity No: 1108097

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