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Giving Tuesday '23 is approaching!

Giving Tuesday is approaching, and it could be the perfect time to sign up to our community fundraising lottery! With no setup costs , and no hassle , you could unlock unlimited monthly fundraisi...

18 October 2023

Moving to 18+ is now complete

As we’re sure you’ve seen by now, the UK government has unveiled its long-awaited white paper titled "High Stakes: Gambling Reform for the Digital Age". This follows the government's revie...

02 October 2023

Moving to 18+

As you may have heard, the UK government has unveiled its long-awaited white paper titled High Stakes: Gambling Reform for the Digital Age. This follows the government's review paper on the UK Gamblin...

01 September 2023

We're Back!

PLAY NOW We’re delighted to announce that it’s time for The Essex Lottery to dust off our lottery balls, and get back to the business of raising money for local good causes. As you may b...

03 May 2023

Top 20 Money Saving Tips

When times are tough, is it possible to save money and still be able to support your local community? Follow our top 20 money saving tips, and the answer will be ‘Yes’. Recent rises in the...

12 April 2022

Congratulations to the winner of the £100 Etsy voucher!

We are very proud to announce that a Colchester Samaritans supporter recently won the National Prize of a £100 Etsy voucher and that their cause also received £100! Colchester Samaritan...

23 March 2021

Wellbeing through music

The Brentwood Imperial Youth Band is a traditional marching band founded in 1990. Established with the aim to provide local young people an environment to develop life-skills in a fun, safe, and music...

16 March 2021

Addiction doesn't just affect the individual

Open Road has been offering support to individuals on their journey to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction for over 30 years. The service gives people a safe place to discuss their problems free ...

16 March 2021

A safe space for the community

Starting out as a craft group in 2018, the Witham Hub is now at the heart of the town’s efforts to champion social inclusion. The hub, based within Newlands Shopping Centre, quickly became a pla...

16 March 2021

Motivated to change

As a non-profit Community Interest Company, Motivated Minds designs and facilitates sustainable mental health and wellbeing solutions for adults and children. In addition to preventative measures, the...

16 March 2021

Our causes are on track to raise £82,243.20 this year

10.43% Complete

2,636 tickets of our 25,274 ticket goal