Keep up-to-date with all our latest news about the Colchester Catalyst Charity:


Catalyst’s support for the LIBITINA to open up the ‘taboo’ subject of death, dying, bereavement, and end of life planning
1 December 2023

Colchester Catalyst donates £15k to Edensor’s end-of-life project
29 July 2023

CVS Tendring and Colchester Catalyst host virtual funding event
26 September, 2022

Tendring and Colchester organisations collaborate to help young carers
21 June, 2022

BBC coverage of beach wheelchairs funded by Catalyst for Clacton residents 
08 August 2021

Colchester Catalyst Charity’s 2020 Annual Report 
02 April 2021

Colchester Catalyst Charity’s 2019 Annual Report 
02 April 2020

New Independent Living Centre for people with Autism and Learning Disabilities
30 January 2020

Trishaw used by younger people to take older people around their local community
26 November 2019

Colchester Catalyst Charity’s Annual Report 2018
01 October 2019

The High Sheriff of Essex, James Bettley, officially opens the Harwich and Dovercourt Hub
12 September 2019

Harwich and Dovercourt Hub to officially open its doors
11 September 2019
We were delighted to award £95,000 towards the development of this hub.

The new centre at Age Concern Colchester continues to thrive
30 August 2019

We awarded a grant of £25,000 towards the refurbishment of the building to create a number of new services for older people living in isolation within North East Essex. We are delighted with this news.

Find out how we can provide funding support for people who need wheelchairs via the #FundMyFreedom campaign
8 July 2019

Action For Family Carers centre offers break from dementia
6 June 2019

We awarded a grant of £5,116 to help Action For Family Carers set-up this new centre in Tiptree.

Celebrating Catalyst’s 30th Anniversary AGM
3 May 2019

Thank you to everybody who joined us for our 30th Anniversary last week, where we also celebrated awarding £10 million in grants to local health organisations over the last 30 years.

Catalyst awards £10 million over 30 years
17 April 2019

Gazette article about latest grants
19 November 2018

Catalyst pledges £50,000 to boost the Cancer Centre’s final push
1 August 2018

Catalyst issues new grant awards to support projects run by the Clacton Leg Club, Colchester Gateway Clubs, Stepping Stones, PARC, Doucecroft School, Community360 and The J’s Hospice
28 March 2018

Catalyst awards £116,945 in grants to support local health projects in North East Essex
4 January 2018

MS-UK awarded £500,000 from the Big Lottery, following Catalyst’s grant
18 October 2017

We are delighted to have bought 4 x Scooot chairs for North East Essex Wheelchair Services to loan out to disabled children
October 2017

£20,000 has been awarded from Catalyst to Colchester Hospital’s Time Garden Project, which will improve the life of people critically ill in hospital by providing a new sanctuary for them
June 2017

Brooklyn and her Mobility Scooter

Please read our Gazette article written by Sir Bob Russell

Kiera Jai McCabe and her new Trike
April 2017

Lily-Faith Waters and her new Buggy
October 2016

Printable Colchester Catalyst Leaflet
September 2016

Gazette article on Catalyst Part 1

Gazette article on Catalyst Part 2
August 2016

Catalyst visits Colchester Prosthetic User Group’s new Walking Gardens
January 2016

Please read about our recent visit to Ferriers Barn
September 2015

Please read a thank you letter from Mr Willcocks about Couples Respite organised by Crossroads Care Tendring & Colchester
July 2015

Catalyst awards £44,500 to boost local health projects
24 July 2015

News from Tendring Specialist Stroke Services
20 July 2015

News from the Colchester Prosthetic User Group’s Walking Garden
2 July 2015

Please read about our AGM 2015
June 2015

Please read about HRH’s visit to Livability – Treetops
May 2015

The new Manningtree and District Community Bus
May 2015

News from Mistley Kids Club
May 2015

Read about the Kingswode Hoe School’s Bikeability Course
May 2015

Catalyst awards a new grant for Autism Anglia
May 2015

We were delighted to see the MS Society’s new mini-bus at our AGM, which we funded recently
May 26th 2015

Please read about MS-UK’s new powered exercise cycle, which we funded recently
May 2012

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