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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

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We. Did. It! – We have launched the Community Investment Policy

We took Barking and Dagenham’s Community-Led Investment Policy to Parliament and got an extra £550k for the Fund! On Monday, 20th of June 2022, our Community Steering Group (CSG) – a group of residents from the borough of Barking & Dagenham, launched the pioneering new investment approach at Parliament. The House

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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

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My time at BD Giving

Over two weeks ago, I had my last day working at BD Giving and couldn’t help but reflect on my journey and growth since joining the organisation a year ago.   After graduating in the midst of the pandemic, finding suitable employment was almost impossible given the brutality of the

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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

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Project work update

Click the image to download You have hopefully seen the updates from our Community Steering Group over the last few months, detailing their exciting journey as they put together a community-designed investment policy for the charity. The last few weeks have seen us slowly returning to in-person meetings across a

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The CSG’s story so far

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.

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Ask the Experts

In the fifth workshop, at the request of CSG members, we brought some experts in to talk about their experiences of social investment.  The first panel was made up of Amir Rizwan; Big Society Capital’s Relationships Director, Chris Wood, also a social investment expert; has been our guide for the

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Join the team!

Do you want a career with meaning? Barking & Dagenham Giving is a small team of progressive and passionate people. Our work is about shifting decision-making power into the hands of people who are disadvantaged and disenfranchised.  We value collaboration and inclusivity, and we’re working to become sustainable in everything

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