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Leisure, culture and local heritage

Culture and communities


Visit Explore Culture to find cultural events, activities, community engagement and funding opportunities.

Community funding

The Essex Lottery supports community projects in the local area.

The Community Initiative Fund includes various community grant schemes funded by Essex County Council. You can find out more about the funds and how to apply from Essex Association of Local Councils (EALC).

You may also find information on funding from your local community or voluntary organisation below.

Voluntary and community organisations

Many of the local community and voluntary organisations provide support to residents of Essex. Find your local community or voluntary organisation.

The Essex Compact

The Essex Compact sets out the principles and rules for a fair and fruitful relationship between the voluntary and statutory sectors in Essex.

The Essex Armed Forces Community Covenant

Find out how the council supports armed forces and veterans with the Essex Armed Forces Community Covenant.

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