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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.

Listening to local businesses

Following on from our first session for local businesses at MAKE IT in Barking on 15 January, we held a second one at Powerhouse International Ministries in Dagenham last week. The aim of both sessions was to enable local businesses in the borough to network and build relationships. It was also for us to learn […]

Barking and Dagenham community investors are tackling UK social inequality

Barking & Dagenham’s GROW Fund decision makers have chosen to invest in The Growth Impact Fund, to help social businesses grow their impact. A social impact investment fund developed by Big Issue Invest (BIIFM) and UnLtd, has announced a partnership with Barking & Dagenham Giving (BD Giving) to invest in the local area. Investors, including […]

GROW Fund Grantees’ Announcement!

Barking and Dagenham Giving is excited to announce the eight successful applicants to the stage of the GROW Fund.  Barking and Dagenham Youth Dance (BDYD) and Future MOLDS Communities The Boathouse Studios Company Drinks  Fruitful Orchard Grounded Coffee One Room Live and Area44 Sew London  Ultimate Counselling  About the GROW Fund Thanks to the many organisations […]

Barking & Dagenham Businesses set to GROW

A flagship new fund exclusively for businesses and not-for-profits has been launched in Barking and Dagenham. The fund includes a £25,000 grant, a FREE seven-month accelerator programme, and the chance to apply for further investment from some of London’s top social investors. The idea for the Fund came from a community steering group, mostly local […]

Brand brief: an invitation to tender for design work

Brand designers are invited to tender for Barking & Dagenham Giving’s visual identity development project.​ BD Giving is a local charity that champions ‘place-based’ working, relationship building and deeply believes in growing people’s agency. Our work is aimed at bringing new resources and approaches together in Barking and Dagenham and creating fairer solutions for the […]