Saffron Community Fund

Essex Community Foundation

At Saffron we have an endowment fund with Essex Community Foundation (ECF) Registered Charity Number 1052061. The fund is invested to maximise resources for grant giving now and in the future. ECF matches applications from voluntary organisations and individuals to the funds we hold and also manages Saffron flow-through funds from various efforts such as the Community Choir and staff events.

Our grant panel, made up of both Saffron Staff and members, meet annually with ECF to consider applications and to distribute the funds available.

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Grants awarded via our Community Fund

Thanks to your hard work, sponsorship, Choir, dress down and the Society Endowment Fund with Essex Community Foundation, we have a massive total of £18,000 to give to worthy causes in 2018.

  • The Respect Project


    To support the spring 2018 programme of the Respect Project in Uttlesford.

  • Reach


    To contribute to the co-coordinator's salary for a Foodbank supporting people in crisis in Haverhill and surrounding areas.

  • South East Essex Advocacy for Older People


    To provide awareness training to financial institutions to assist in the identifying and combating of the financial abuse of older people.

  • The Laughter Specialists


    To enable fifteen laughter specialist sessions at Broomfield Hospital to distract children from their medical interventions.

  • Support 4 Sight


    To enable the takeover and running of the Saffron Walden Talking Newspaper to benefit visually impaired people.

  • Citizens Advice Colchester


    Towards the running costs of Colchester Advice Centre providing information and advice on debt management, benefits, and general advice.

  • St Nicholas Hospice Care


    To support an Open House drop-in service in Haverhill for those in need of Hospice Care.

  • Thirst Youth Café


    Towards the running costs of the Thirst Café providing a safe place for young people to meet in Bishop’s Stortford.