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Barking & Dagenham Businesses set to GROW

A flagship new fund FundA way for people to combine their money and invest together. exclusively for businesses and not-for-profits has been launched in Barking and Dagenham. The fund includes a £25,000 grant GrantA gift of money with no expectation of paying it back. Sometimes, there are certain ‘conditions’ or

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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, Community Steering Group (CSG) – a group of residents from the borough of Barking & Dagenham, launched the pioneering new investment approach at Parliament. The House of

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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 Investment Policy A strategic document that outlines how an organisation will manage their investment assets (the “Portfolio”), with often a

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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 Community Steering Group (CSG) A group of local people who give their time and ideas to make Barking & Dagenham Giving’s community-led investment fund a success, now and for future generations. with BD Giving’s trustees, we spoke to a CSG member

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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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