The grant funding has been distributed between 50 charities, social enterprises and community groups across the North East, North West, Yorkshire, Scotland and Cumbria.
Among them are groups which support terminally ill children, improve literacy skills in the community and support homeless people.
Esh Communities has been operating for seven years – in which time it has provided more than £140,000 to groups to that serve the same communities as Esh Group.
Following an application process earlier this year the group of beneficiaries were selected from scores of applicants who demonstrated their work aligned with at least one of Esh Group’s core values.
These values include improving quality of life, supporting disadvantaged or vulnerable communities, increasing employment prospects, and promoting equality.
Darush Dodds, head of Corporate Responsibility and Added Value at Esh Group, said the applications to the 2017 Esh Communities allocation included some ambitious and highly commendable schemes.
He added: “This year’s recipients of Esh Communities funding are already doing some fantastic work in their respective communities.
“From alleviating the difficulties of homelessness to supporting young people suffering serious illnesses – these groups are tackling some of society’s biggest challenges.
“It’s a privilege for Esh Group to contribute to their efforts particularly because adding value to the communities in which we work is such an important guiding principle of the business.”
Esh Communities is supported by Esh Charitable Trust and is open to groups who operate across Esh Group’s regions with innovative approaches to tackling community issues.