The latest Essex Community Foundation News including;

  • Making headway in brain injury recovery
  • Funding for organisations in Braintree District
  • Protecting endangered heritage crafts

Making headway in brain injury recovery

Every 58 minutes, someone in Essex is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. They need support once they are discharged from hospital and Headway Essex has 38 years’ experience providing this.
Now people living in South Essex, will have access to a new daycentre in Benfleet. Read about the services they offer here.


Funding for organisations in Braintree District

Community groups and charities working in Braintree district can apply for small or large grants to help them tackle a wide range of social issues.
The funding comes from the Braintree District and Eastlight Community Fund, which has already provided more than £1 million to local communities.
Don’t miss out! Apply here.


Protecting endangered heritage crafts

Traditional trades and skills, like blacksmithing, basketry, weaving, and woodturning, have been dwindling, but Heritage Crafts are determined to change that.
Find out how we are supporting their work here.

Stories in Brief:

Video guides launched to help parents and carers to speak to young people about mental health

Youth organisations can apply for a grant to help fund a twelve-month paid internship

Unused land outside a local pre-school has been transformed