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