Welcome to Grassroots we award grants to organisations in Colchester & Tendring

Voluntary and community groups across Colchester and Tendring are celebrating cash hand-outs in the latest funding round from local charity, Grassroots.

Grassroots, a registered charity which has been operating since 1991, specialises in making small grants to voluntary and community organisations involved in social welfare in North East Essex. During the last financial year £16,063 was awarded to 37 local causes. Grants are awarded 5 times a year.

5 grants totalling £1,465 were awarded in the most recent funding round and details are on the beneficiaries page. An estimated 330 people will benefit due to these awards - a relatively small amount of money to make a major impact in Colchester and Tendring.

Sue Hawes, Director of Grassroots, said ‘Our local voluntary groups are an invaluable resource, improving the quality of life locally. We are delighted to assist their work for the benefit of local residents.

If you would like to donate or apply to become a trustee of Grassroots please get in touch on 01206 587000 or by visiting www.grassrootscharity.org.


Every donation, whether it be big or small is greatly appreciated. Most of all, every penny goes to charities that make a difference.


Are you a charity looking for support? Grassroots can help. We offer a number of grants for charities looking to start or grow.


See who we help and how your donations make a difference. Each donation goes to a very good cause and is invested to benefit others.
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