Giving to your community

Since the trust was established in 1989, we have distributed over £558,000 and helped over 900 local groups and organisations. None of this would have been possible without the generosity of the local individuals and businesses who are determined to help us to make a difference in Colchester and Tendring. Donors know that their money will only go to support charities and voluntary groups whose work will benefit local people.

Many small less well-known groups undertake a great deal of vital work in the community but it can be difficult to identify such local charities and projects that need support. The trust’s local knowledge can help to identify suitable recipients and reach those who might not otherwise find the funds they need.