Essex Community Fund - Little Braxted Fund
Little Braxted residents can apply for money from the Essex Community Foundation (ECF) to pay for community activities or educational opportunities. The money comes from a special fund, set up to benefit local residents. The fund’s first grant went towards the cost of a youth worker based in Wickham Bishops. A second, larger grant, is expected to be awarded later this year. Applications for further grants are welcome.
The fund originates with a village charity, the Little Braxted Educational and Community Trust, which owned the Victorian school house until 2007. The trustees decided the proceeds from selling the property (now much restored) should be used to establish a trust fund. They then transferred the fund to the much larger ECF to ensure its long-term future. Since then the fund has grown substantially. Anyone wanting information about applying for grants should contact Fran Wright at ECF on 01245 356018. For more information about ECF click here Community Fund.