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Charity of the Year Terms & Conditions


  • You must be a registered charity with full financial statements for the past 3 years
  • You must service the whole of the Essex county
  • You must be an active member of the Essex chambers of Commerce
  • If successful your membership must run for the length of our support plus an additional year.

  • The Essex Chambers of Commerce Charity of the Year is open to all charities who are active members of the Essex Chambers of Commerce
  • Entries must be on the official application form and all questions must be answered
  • All entries will be acknowledged on receipt. All entries will be treated in confidence and entry forms will become the property of the Essex Chambers of Commerce
  • Entries will not be returned
  • Applicants must be authorised to enter their charity into the process
  • The Essex Chambers of Commerce reserves the right to withdraw any applicant supplying false information within their entry.
  • The closing date for entries is the 1st September 2020
  • The chosen charity will be announced in October 2020 after voting has taken place.
  • The chosen charity will be publicised. 
  • By registering and completing an application form, you agree to these terms and conditions.
  • Successful applicants cannot re-apply with 3 years


  • All entries received by the deadline will be judged by the Essex Chambers of Commerce CEO and approved by the Board.
  • The Board’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Board reserves the right to audit any information supplied.

Benefits of winning the Essex Chambers of Commerce Charity of the Year

  • Free branding on the Chamber website with a dedicated webpage
  • Regular articles in our publications - Grapevine, e-Patrons, Business Time in Essex
  • Regular Social Media exposure
  • Collection boxes in our offices
  • Collection boxes at our networking events
  • donation page
  • Minimum of 2 specific fundraising events during the year
  • Presenting opportunity at events (at the Essex Chambers of Commerce discretion)
  • Discounts on exhibition stands and free Exhibition Brochure advert (at the Essex Chambers of Commerce discretion)

Monies Raised

  • All monies raised will be presented to the nominated Charity of the Year at our Annual County Lunch event

Current Chamber of the Year