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Halstead 21st Century Group



Thanks so much to Benefact, for choosing us as one of their Movement for Good draw winners, and to everyone who took the time to nominate us as their charity of choice on their website. We so appreciate your support. 



Don't forget to our kids page to see the latest news and  the  Kids Activities Page  to download images of Halstead to colour in. We'd love to see your efforts! 




Who we are

With a population of around 12,000, Halstead is a market town in the north of Essex, about eight miles from the Suffolk border.  It’s a very community spirited town and Halstead 21st Century Group is made up of very active residents who love our local heritage and open spaces.

We were galvanised into action in 2013 when a local woodland and heritage asset was threatened.  It wasn’t long before we realised how much more built and natural heritage Halstead is home to - and how much of it is under threat. And so our small charity was formed to protect, preserve and promote as much of what's good as we can in our town and surrounding areas.

Over the years Halstead 21st Century Group has grown in size and significance and we’re now a registered charity with a membership of nearly 200. That support provides the spirit and dedication to ensure that Halstead's natural and built heritage plays a brighter role in Halstead's future.

Our Priorities

 Built Heritage

Halsteads Built Heritage

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Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

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Heritage at Risk

Air Raid Shelters

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Natural Heritage

Local Heritage

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Lottery Heritage Fund

Support from Heritage Compass and the National Lottery Heritage Fund

We're delighted to announce that 2022 marked our engagement with Heritage Compass, a scheme that's been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to provide training and support to heritage organisations. The National Lottery Heritage Fund provided the grant for our Readiness & Resilience project which concluded at the end of November 2021

Thank you once again National Lottery Fund Players!