Essex County Council recognise that library services play a unique and valued role in our society. But in the last five years use has slumped: loans have almost halved and fewer than one in five Essex residents use libraries. The current service needs to change to fit the way we live now and in the … Read More
If you’re an individual or member of a voluntary organisation or community group with a vision to host a community arts or heritage activity in Essex this year, then you could receive much needed funding from our ‘Culture in Essex – Small Grants Scheme’. A fund of £25,000 is now open for grant applications and will award grants of between £250 and £2,500. Over … Read More
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The ‘Families Included Prize’ which aims to reduce the social isolation and loneliness of Essex families with children aged 0-5 was launched at County Hall today. Essex County Council, working with Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, will deliver the first ever, local government challenge prize* and is encouraging people across the county to enter. The … Read More
Essex County Council is running a consultation looking at the contracts we have for services that help people to use their Direct Payments. These are services that help people with: – Writing their Care and Support Plan – Payroll for Personal Assistants who they employ – Accounts Payable, helping people to pay bills and invoices … Read More