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What help can you get for free?

Free initial consultation

We’re happy to have an initial chat with you at no cost. You can tell us about your project or organisation and what you feel you might need. We’ll tell you about our services and which of these we think would help you most.

Free online funding search

Search for free funding information and opportunities online using Essex for Community and Essex for Business.

Just register online and answer a few questions about your project, and you can then browse the most suitable of over 4,000 funding opportunities.

Free funding updates

We send regular email updates on the funding opportunities and other useful news, tailored to your area of funding interest via our 'Funding Essex' e-bulletin service. Sign up with an email address to join our mailing lists.

Essex County Council voluntary sector funding

Essex County Council provides some funding and support for voluntary and community organisations. The Funding and Investment Team do not administer this funding and cannot support you in applying for it.

Reference Library Online

For those with an Essex Library card, there is an extensive range of free library resources. Whether you’re already in business or thinking of setting up your own, these resources are designed to help your business grow.

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