Welcome to Barking and Dagenham Giving Week!
Barking and Dagenham Giving Week is a new celebration of local people and projects that support the community during the coronavirus crisis and all year round. The aim of the week is to highlight how powerful it is for local people to give time, skills and space for their community and to support local causes.
Throughout the week, stories of adaptation and inspiration have been shared online. Stories that show the ways in which local people have stepped up to the plate in the current crisis, and the power of the community to work together to solve its own problems.
The week has also seen over £9,000 from the Barking and Dagenham lottery handed over to local causes by Cllr Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership & Engagement, and applications have opened for a Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund of £100,000.