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A number of charitable causes are based at, or supported by, the University of Essex, either as on-going projects or one-off events. charity, volunteer, volunteering, cause, support

Charity information

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Charities associated with the University

A number of charitable causes are based at, or supported by, the University of Essex, either as on-going projects or one-off events.

  • The Children's Legal Centre
    A unique, independent national charity based at the University and funded by grants from central government, the UK National Lotteries Board, the BBC Children in Need Appeal Fund, donations, sales of publications and consultancy work.
  • Colchester and District Talking Newspaper
    Local news on cassette tapes: a free talking newspaper for the blind and partially sighted.
  • Friends International Colchester (formerly COSCI)
    A group representing local Christians in Colchester both on and off the campus, welcoming International Students to the town regardless of religious belief.
  • Essex Nightline
    Provides crisis listening for students with phone and drop-in services, crash accommodation for emergencies, free contraception, camp bed hire, and run an information service.
  • Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies
    A registered charity formed in 1970 to provide a strong base and an infrastructure to help scholars in their research and training, particularly by fostering collaboration through creating an extensive network of political scientists in Europe and beyond.
  • Opportunities Through Technology
    An organisation dedicated to training people with disabilities to use technology to help make the job and educational market a more even playing field for them.
  • Re-Cycle - The Bicycle Charity
    A registered Colchester based charity that collects old bikes in the UK and ships them to Africa where people without transport walk miles to work, to collect water or to attend college.
  • St. John Ambulance LINKS Society
    LINKS is the name for the student wing of St. John Ambulance. LINKS exists to recruit new members to St. John and also to provide a location for existing members to get involved whilst studying.

Volunteering for local charities

Find out more on the University's charity information

Charities wishing to be added to this listing should contact the Web and Digital Media team at wedm@essex.ac.uk.

See also:

  • Volunteering - for students
  • The Hunger Site - click a button to donate food (there are also links to similar sites supporting child health, literacy, rainforests, etc)