Events management, Action with Communities in Rural England, Braintree District Council, Essex County Council, Maldon District Council, Essex Association of Local Councils, Writtle College, Healthwatch Essex, Essex Rural Partnership, Community Agents Essex, Village Halls Plus Group Insurance Scheme, Hallmaster, Utility Aid

Essex Rural Partnership

RCCE manages The Essex Rural Partnership. The Essex Rural Partnership brings together key organisations in Essex (and some regional bodies) to consider, debate and act on major issues affecting the rural parts of the county.

Following a successful launch event 28th July 2016, the new strategy is here after over 18 months of preparation work, undertaken by a variety of partners and co-ordinated by Rural Community Council of Essex with support from Essex County Council.

The document sets out 38 priorities across 10 chapters, highlighting what is important for those who live and work in rural Essex, and for the environment.

To access the new strategy and supporting documents please click here

For further information about Essex Rural Partnership please visit

Utility Aid (UA) is an established partner of RCCE and works to ensure all their members are receiving the best possible rates for their gas and electricity. UA offer a unique Wholesale energy purchasing scheme which RCCE members can join to achieve the best energy tariff for your hall.  UA helps charities by providing services that reduce their energy costs and help them become more energy efficient. Third sector groups can benefit from their wide range of services, including a free remote energy procurement audit and installation of smart meters. UA also advise on all energy matters, including a bill validation service that checks your bills for anomalies.

Members can access this service free of charge by requesting a Letter of Authority and returning it to Danielle Frost at RCCE. 

For more information on their services, please use this link Voluntary Sector Brochure

To access their website visit Utility Aid 

AF Affinity Fuel - Oil Buying Syndicate

Working in partnership RCCE supports the AF Affinity Ltd Oil Buying Syndicate who work to keep oil costs down for their members. AF Affinity Ltd offer additional services such as a monthly prepayment plan to help you keep on track and advice on monitoring your usage, all to help you be better prepared for the winter months and there is no membership fee!  To find out more and join please click here