Leisure, culture and local heritage
Culture and communities
Visit Explore Culture to find cultural events, activities, community engagement and funding opportunities.
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.