The Essential Living Fund (ELF) is primarily intended to help vulnerable people live as independent a life as possible in the community.

If you live in Essex (including Southend-on-sea) then please use the link below.  

For details and to apply please see here.

Essex Association of Local Councils are  pleased to announce the launched the Food Support and Winter Warmth funding on behalf of Essex County Council .

There will just be one round for this funding where applicants are able to apply for up to £4000 for food support and then up to a further £1000 for winter warmth essentials.

Funding will run from Monday 11th September until all funding is allocated. All grants awarded must be spent by 31st March 2024.

You can access all information and the application form via the below link.




Improve the energy efficiency of your home and stay warm this winter.

If your home is not heated by mains gas and you have a household income of less than £31,000 or receive income related benefits, you may be eligible for free upgrades to your home.

See here for details.