Local Connections Fund
We have a substantial fund to support small scale local projects - good ideas that can have a real impact locally.
Projects we're interested in funding
We want to support as many ideas as possible and can pledge up to £5000 to do so. What is it that would make a difference to your local area and bring people together? How could you make that happen?
Ideas could include BBQs to music gigs, community planting projects to street murals, community tea times and community cafés.
While we are open to what kinds of projects are created, to get a pledge from the County Council, projects should transform or use a shared or publicly accessible space in Essex, and enhance and bring communities together.
The outcomes of our fund
The Essex Crowd is all about bringing people together behind good ideas that communities want to see happen.
We want to see local people creating projects and see their ideas come to life. Communities where people feel more empowered, less isolated and more connected.