The Essex-based charitable trust that supports charities in our county, is now accepting applications for funding to be considered at their next meeting in September

FSJ incorporates three Trusts established at different times by the Fowler Family, Albert & Florence Smith and Edward Cecil Jones. They were all very much ‘Essex people’ and lived in the South-East of the county. The Trust now makes awards throughout the county.

The Trust distributes, on average, £400-500,000 annually to between 120-150 organisations principally for projects within the county. As with many funds, the recent economic climate has reduced the value of the fund, but judicious investment has enabled the Trust to maintain its income.

Applications for core funding, project-based initiatives, refurbishment of premises and also equipment costs may all be considered for awards.

For further information on what can be funded and how to apply visit