Essex Vision

Change is unstoppable. So, we will make it happen on our terms. We will amplify all that is good and unique about Essex and its people – our boldness, our cheek, our loyalty and fierce independence. We will harness this spirit, and make it contagious. Embrace the new and celebrate our differences. We will create a County where every single person has the support, the opportunity, the self belief to fulfil the promise of their potential. And we will do it together.

The #EssexAndProud campaign is creating a movement to unite communities and inspire pride; and so bring visitors, investment, opportunities and new people to Essex.

A new Community Chest fund, together with The Essex Map, will enable communities to support people to live well and connect people to the place where they live.

Below you can hear from inspirational community groups looking to share learning, bust stereotypes and celebrate Essex.

Change is unstoppable. And so are we. Join us.



All of the projects shown in the videos below have been funded by Essex Partners, as part of The Future of Essex.

If you have a project based in Essex and would like some support in funding, or if you would like to replicate something similar in your own area, please visit to apply for funding.

Basildon Disability Partnership Board

Brentwood Community Print

Chelmsford Holiday Hamper


Facebook Community Groups

Green Matters


Maldon Up Project

Meet Up Mondays

Men in Sheds

The Community Fridge

Village of the Year

Wishing Washing Line

Witham Community Hub

Women Together

Contact Essex Partners

The Future of Essex was begun by Essex Partners, a collection of organisations dedicated to improving our county.

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