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Get involved in Giving Week 2021

This Giving Week, 21 – 25 June 2021, BD Giving and partners will show the community that together we can do so much. Expect free training, exciting talks, opportunities to participate, and innovative funding news! The theme of the borough’s second ever Giving Week is Together We Can Do So Much.  The

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Making a good place – Report

Making a good place: How to invest in social infrastructure Barking and Dagenham has been featured in a Community Links publication making the case for investment in social infrastructure. The publication was designed for anyone who wants to take action to improve the places we live in, whether they be

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Relief Fund 2021: What have we learned?

The only way to get a thing done is to start to do it, then keep on doing it, and finally you’ll finish it Langston Hughes, The Big Sea Last week our Learning & Participation Manager Cameron went through the how and what of our recent Relief Fund, which saw

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COVID Relief Fund 2021: What did we do?

In this blog Cameron, our Learning & Participation Manager, will take you through the process of our recent COVID Relief Fund – the what and how. Next week you will be able to read about what we’ve learned and what comes next. Back in March, we released £30,000 in the form

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Recruiting Barking and Dagenham Collaborators

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit” We are a collective of social infrastructure organisations in Barking and Dagenham that have set in motion an intentional rebuilding of collaboration and partnership in the social sector towards a more equitable model for

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Community Endowment Fund – Report

Last month, we held two meetings with the community to start the conversation about our exciting new endowment EndowmentA legal structure for managing a financial investment. Often in the form of a donation to a non-profit organisation, such as a charity or university, which uses the income it generates for

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Announcement: Relief Fund Recipients

Relief Fund Recipients Last month, the board of trustees released £30,000 of funding to help sustain organisations in the community that had been impacted by the pandemic. Building on the success of last year’s Rapid Response Fund, we invited people from across the borough to come forward as community decision-makers.

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Trustee recruitment

Barking & Dagenham Giving would like to recruit three new trustees who have a strong interest in community participation and share our values.

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