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High Sheriffs Fund

7 September 2023

The High Sheriffs’ Fund is now open for applications, and the High Sheriff of Essex, Charles Bishop, is encouraging charities and voluntary groups to apply for funding from the High Sheriffs’ Fund to support their work tackling crime and community safety.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support organisations working across Essex, Southend and Thurrock for a wide range of work and projects. These include helping victims of crime, working with young people and informing them about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, gangs and anti-social behaviour, and initiatives that contribute to keeping elderly residents safe in their homes and the wider community.

Charles has already visited many charities and voluntary groups across the county, meeting volunteers and seeing first-hand the difference these organisations are making.

He said: “It is a privilege to recognise the important work of volunteers and local charities that are making such a difference in our communities.  Providing support from the High Sheriffs’ Fund is just one way of showing thanks and appreciation, so I very much encourage groups to apply for funding to support their vital work.”

The deadline for applications is Friday 10 November 2023 and organisations across Essex are encouraged to contact Essex Community Foundation (ECF) to apply.

Please see the full press release for more information.

To apply, you can complete our online application form here or contact the ECF Grants Team on 01245 355947. You can also book a call with the team.