Funding for Mid and South Essex to address health inequalities

Funding for Mid and South Essex to address health inequalities

We are working with NHS Mid and South Essex to support marginalised communities, helping to address health inequalities for people who have mental health problems.

To be eligible to apply, charities and community groups must be working in Mid and South Essex (Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Maldon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, and Thurrock).

There is £185,000 in grants available from the ‘Mid and South Essex Mental Health Inequalities Programme’ to support either revenue costs, projects or capital costs.

Applications from these areas must be for work that:

  1. Focus on historically underserved communities
  2. Help us learn how to improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of mental health support for people experiencing mental health inequalities
  3. Offer innovation and originality in supporting these groups of people to achieve their goals


Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 can be given to individual organisations. Grants of up to £30,000 are available for organisations that are working together in a partnership to tackle an issue in their community.

The panel are keen to hear from community and voluntary organisations who have ideas for projects and initiatives that will reduce the health inequalities for marginalised and historically underserved communities.

How do I apply?  

To provide more flexibility, the programme will open for applications on 23 August as a rolling programme with regular panel meetings.

To apply, please read the guidance. You need to complete our online application form here.

If you have any questions about making an application, you can phone us on 01245 356018 or book a time slot for a 1-1 meeting with a member of the Essex Community Foundation (ECF) grants team here.

Find out more:

ECF is hosting a Teams webinar which you can join to learn more about this Programme and ask any questions you may have. We will also be sharing information about the findings of our community listening project and marginalisation, and you will hear the experience of an ECF grant partner.

Webinar date: 23 August 2022
Time: 1.30 pm – 2.30pm
Eventbrite – Sign up for the webinar here

Jamie Langstone