• Bradwell B

Bradwell B Community Fund

The Community Fund exists for us to support good causes in the community. So far, we have awarded £18,500 to a number of schemes throughout Essex through donations from individuals, charitable trusts, public agencies and companies like us.

We award grants to support local community and charitable projects in Essex – with priority given to applications in closer proximity to communities around Bradwell-on-Sea and within the wider Maldon District.

What do we fund?

We support projects that improve the social, economic, or environmental wellbeing of communities and improve the quality of local life. Of course, the biggest challenge for all communities at the moment is daily with the effects of the pandemic, so one of our most recent grants was to Maldon & District Community Voluntary Service to help with their local Covid-19 response.

The Community Fund has £10,000 to distribute annually with an average grant award of £2,300. A fund panel, made up of staff members, consider applications throughout the year.

When considering grants, we consider:
  • How to benefit the communities closer to where we plan to build.

  • How it could help us be a good neighbour and make a positive contribution.

  • Weather the organisation seeking funding is properly constituted - e.g. a registered charity.

  • Whether there is an opportunity for a longer-term partnership.

  • Whether it could benefit people with fewer opportunities or those who are in more need of help.

  • If the application has an environmental benefit or is sustainable generally.

How to apply

You can apply at any time and we aim to provide a decision within eight weeks of Essex Community Foundation receiving your application. To apply for a grant from the bradwell B Fund, please visit Essex Community Foundation’s website, call them on 01245 356018 or email grants@essexcf.org.uk

 

Schemes we’ve funded so far

2018

Funding towards the external repair costs of the village hall for use by the Bradwell-on-Sea community (Bradwell-on-Sea Parish Council)

2018

A new storage facility for a well-used community shop (Bradwell-on-Sea Community Shop Association)

2019

Funding to support the development of a heritage WW1 aerodrome to make it more accessible for those with disabilities (Stow Maries Aerodrome)

2019

Funds to refurbish an outbuilding into a multi-purpose education centre at the Othona Coastal Park (The Othona Community)

2019

Funding to help run a residential sailing course for disadvantaged young people from mid-Essex (Sea-Change Projects Ltd)

2019

Contribution towards operations costs of running an annual arts festival in Maldon (Maldon Festival of Arts)

2019

Funding to run an outreach project in the Dengie Peninsular to address health and well-being of isolated elderly people (Dengie Project Trust)

2020

Support for the community response helping people during the Covid-19 pandemic in rural districts of Maldon (Maldon & District Community Voluntary Service)

2020

Contribution towards the refurbishment of two pitches (Maldon Cricket Club)

2021

Funding for surveys to support plans to site a nationally-important heritage steam tug vessel at the promenade in Maldon as an educational and cultural facility (Steam Tug Brent Trust)