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Community investment in NextEnergy Solar Fund

Members of the community steering group and BD Giving staff are all wearing high-vis jackets and hard hats. They're standing in an empty field on a cloudy day, waving at the camera. Everyone looks happy.

The CSG has chosen to invest £250,000 into NextEnergy Solar Fund, a leading specialist solar energy and energy storage investment company with a mission to lead the transition to clean energy through solar power.

BD Giving Notes – #16 ‘Co-creating Communications with local people’

This week’s Note is written by our communications consultant, Louise Kavanagh. It covers what we learned while planning and delivering communications with and for the local people that make up the Community Steering Group (CSG). Originally the ideas in this blog were intended to guide new colleagues who are taking on communications responsibilities. That guide […]

Launching the Community-Led Investment Policy in Parliament

We’re going to the UK Parliament House of Commons to share our community-led investment approach and policy.  We’re thrilled to share the Barking & Dagenham Community Endowment Fund investment policy on behalf of the Community Steering Group (CSG). The CSG is made up of a dozen or so local people who have developed an investment […]

Building trust and sharing responsibility

After the first meeting of the Community Steering Group with BD Giving’s trustees, we spoke to a CSG member and the Chair of the Board to see how it went. On the 26 April, the local people we recruited and supported to learn about the world of social investment met with our board of trustees […]

The CSG’s story so far

A group of people, gathered together, smiling for the camera

After 4 months, lots of learning, questioning, and more than a few laughs, now is a good time to share the B&D Community Steering Group’s journey so far.

Get involved in Giving Week 2021

This Giving Week, 21 – 25 June 2021, BD Giving and partners will show the community that together we can do so much. Expect free training, exciting talks, opportunities to participate, and innovative funding news! The theme of the borough’s second ever Giving Week is Together We Can Do So Much.  The week of 21 – 25 […]

Trustee recruitment

People walking through Barking market

Barking & Dagenham Giving would like to recruit three new trustees who have a strong interest in community participation and share our values.