Online Searchable Directory

EssexConnectsDid you know that there are around half a million voluntary and community organisations in the UK, of which about 70% are active at a local level?  Across Essex there are around 10,000 – all committed and passionate about what they do.

Chelmsford City, its villages and South Woodham Ferrers town, benefits from the work and activities of a rich variety of voluntary and community organisations.  Hundreds of groups and individuals, all contributing to giving their communities a better quality of life. 

But how can you find out about them?   Centre Supporting Voluntary Action works with over 350 charities, voluntary groups and some social enterprises, and we add information about them onto the EssexConnects Online Directory.  The Directory is an up-to-date, searchable database of voluntary and community organisations serving the area. 

Whether you:
• are looking for some support
• want to volunteer, or
• join in a local community activity
EssexConnects will help you to find out who is doing what and where.

EssexConnects Online contains details of voluntary organisations based in Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Tendring, Maldon, Uttlesford, Epping, Harlow, Basildon, Billericay and Wickford, and is growing all the time.  By bringing all this information into one place, everyone can see just how great a contribution our local voluntary and community groups are making.

Click here to search EssexConnects Online searchable directory.

Already on EssexConnects?

Please help us to keep your public record as up-to-date as possible by completing and returning the Annual Membership Renewal for EssexConnects.  It’s not just about change of address or contact details, if you have a new service or contract, please update us by completing the form and returning it so people are signposted to the appropriate service. Please send completed forms to

Please only complete this form if you are already members of Chelmsford CVS. If you are not yet a member, click here.