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Current Opportunities

What could we do together? 
We want everyone to feel included and that they can get involved in making decisions about Barking & Dagenham. 


We’re a small team with lots of ideas and energy. We want to hear from anyone else who is invested in the future of the borough. If the opportunities below don’t suit you right now, check back in future or sign up to one of our emails to get alerts about new opportunities.

Current live opportunities include:


The UK’s first community-led investment fund

For too long the people who are most affected by funding decisions have been excluded from the decision-making process. In Barking and Dagenham, we’re changing that!

Our funding and investment approach looks at the social impact of the money we hold, not just the financial return. The GROW Fund was developed by residents of the borough (a Community Steering Group) with money transferred by the Council to BD Giving.

Disruptive Explorers

Disruptive Explorers

The Disruptive Explorers (DE) are a group of local organisations and community groups that want to find new ways to disrupt harmful systems in the borough.

This work is being funded by the Lankelly Chase Foundation, as part of their Place Action Inquiry, and the document also outlines the ways in which we intend to use this funding to promote local change.