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Data for financial year ending 30 June 2018

Essex Community Foundation

  • Income

    £3.3M

  • Spending

    £3.6M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1052061 Company no. 3062567

Contact details

Public address

  • 121 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0QT

Aims & activities

Essex Community Foundation is an independant charitable trust. Founded in 1996, it has built an endowed fund of £42 million, and has awarded over £34 million in grants to community-based voluntary groups in Essex, Southend and Thurrock. By acting as a broker the Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable objectives, and local voluntary groups secure funding for their work.

What the charity does

  • General charitable purposes
  • Education/training
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives
  • Disability
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Accommodation/housing
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Amateur sport
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
  • Economic/community development/employment
  • Other charitable purposes

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities
  • People of a particular ethnic or racial origin
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • Other defined groups

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals
  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body

Income and Endowments:

£3.3M

* £1.8M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£3.6M

Assets and liabilities

  • £9.4K Own use assets
  • £42.5M Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £2.8M Other assets
  • £794.2K Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

111%
90%
0%

Charitable objects

(1) THE PROMOTION OF ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX AND ITS IMMEDIATE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND IN PARTICULAR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION THE PROTECTION OF GOOD HEALTH BOTH MENTAL AND PHYSICAL AND THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND SICKNESS. (2) OTHER EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE PURPOSES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ELSEWHERE WHICH ARE IN THE OPINION OF THE DIRECTORS BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY WITH A PREFERENCE FOR THOSE IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED ON 30 MAY 1995 (AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION ON 21 DECEMBER 1995) AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION 9 MARCH 2000 AND 25 JULY 2002

Area of benefit

Essex

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 13 Trustees
  • 11 Employees
  • 6 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Simon Andrew Dalton Hall Mbe Brentwood Diocesean Cathedral And Choral Trust Fund Up-to-date
Colchester And North East Essex Building Preservation Trust Up-to-date
Mistley Maltings Trust Up-to-date
Peter Martin Fca Wilderness Foundation Uk Up-to-date
Vivienne Carole Depledge Colin Bennett Charitable Trust For The Homeless Up-to-date
Lee Blissett Loughton Youth Project Up-to-date
Rosemary Turner None on record
Clare Jocelyn Ball None on record
Charles Nicholas Cryer None on record
Claire Read None on record
Nicholas Kenneth Alston (Chair) Open Road Visions Up-to-date
Russell Edey None on record
Sandra Pennington Hollis None on record
Joanna Katherine Wells None on record
Charles Richard Maurice Bishop None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Essex