Community Funding

If you are searching for funding on behalf of a local community group or not-for-profit in order to access funding for a specific project, Tendring District Council's Economic Growth Officers can help, please contact with any queries. 

You may also find the resources and support offered by Community Voluntary Services Tendring (CVST) helpful.

Finally, the Essex Community Foundation offers a variety of funds available to local community groups and are able to match eligible projects to funding via a one-stop application form.

Tendring Community Fund

Grants can be awarded from the Tendring Community Fund to help groups deliver initiatives, with both capital and revenue projects eligible.

Schemes should particularly look to tackle issues such as social isolation, discrimination and unemployment, or improve education or health outcomes or the environment, and support Tendring District Council’s (TDC) key priorities.

Applications will also be given more support if they have match-funding from other partners, such as charities, businesses or public sector bodies.

Grants of more than £15,000 will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Applications for the second round of funding must be made by 5pm on Friday 31st March. Bids are made by downloading an application form from this web page and submitting them to and could take up to four months to be agreed. You are advised to also read the application guidance before submitting a bid.

We are aware that the Word documents (application form and guidance) are not currently fully accessible. If you are having problems accessing the information within the documents please email us for help.

Last updated on: 08/03/2023 - 08:59