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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 Social InvestmentIs the use of repayable finance to help an organisation achieve social impact. The investment can take various forms, commonly a loan, or debt type form

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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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Our bold approach to learning & participation

Barking & Dagenham Giving is pleased to announce the publication of our first ever Learning and Participation strategy where we articulate our bold approach to grant-making Grantmaking Is the awarding of grants (money that is not expected to be paid back) in an effort to address community needs or achieve

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Community Steering Group Take the Driving Seat of Investment

This blog summarises what Barking & Dagenham Giving’s Steering Group did in their third workshop where we learned how we might source deals for the Endowment Fund. In the third workshop of the Community Steering Group Community Steering Group (CSG) A group of local people who give their time and

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Communities’ Pot – Grant announcements!

Barking & Dagenham Giving is pleased to announce the twenty recipients of the Communities’ Pot, who will each receive a grant GrantA gift of money with no expectation of paying it back. Sometimes, there are certain ‘conditions’ or requirements attached to the money. In other cases, there are not. of

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What would you choose, oranges, apples or lemons?

This blog summarises what Barking & Dagenham Giving’s Steering Group did in their first workshop on 25th November 2021. In the first of 9 workshops a Community Steering Group Community Steering Group (CSG) A group of local people who give their time and ideas to make Barking & Dagenham Giving’s

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