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.

If you are involved in any organisation within the East of England and would like to be considered for a grant please visit

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 £16,000 to give to worthy causes in 2019.

  • emmaus


    To help employ a community development worker at a charity in Colchester providing support for homeless people in the area.

  • Colchester Gateway Clubs


    To increase the hours of a Support and Advocacy Manager supporting adults with learning disabilities.

  • Special Needs and Parents


    To provide counselling for parents and families who have children with an additional need or disability in the Brentwood district.

  • The McGrigor Hall


    To help replace the roof on a well-used community hall in Frinton-on-Sea.

  • TrailNet


    To run inclusive cycle lessons for children and young people with disabilities, from Brentwood, Basildon and Chelmsford.