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Communities’ Pot – Grant announcements!

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Barking & Dagenham Giving is pleased to announce the twenty recipients of the Communities’ Pot, who will each receive a grant of £1,500.00.

This fund was delivered by BD Giving in partnership with LBBD council using a participatory grant-making process. A panel of local residents worked collaboratively over a fortnight to assess applications and make their decisions using online tools. 

Those applications which received a positive consensus among decision-makers have been offered the grant and you can find the names of those organisations below:

Successful applicants

  • Art from the Start
  • Barking Rugby Club
  • Barking Youth U15s
  • BooksByMILE
  • Born to Excel Ltd
  • Creative Wellness Wonder
  • Early Years Cocoon CIC
  • Good Food Collective
  • HumDum UK CIC
  • Laura I. Art Gallery CIC
  • London Excelsior Sports Club
  • M Music For Life
  • Rebecca Turner
  • Rebelz HQ Studio
  • Sew London project CIC
  • Snaxchange Ltd
  • TalkSpace Mindfulness Counselling Services CIC Ltd
  • Triangoals CIC
  • UKON Careers CIC
  • Ultimate Counselling CIC

Next steps

From January, the grantees will be asked to provide regular updates as to how their work is progressing, with all the information being shared publicly using the fund’s page on the One Borough Voice platform.

In the new year, we will be publishing our reflections about the process of the fund, and following up with a formal report at the end of the funding cycle, which we estimate to happen in the Spring.

We also would like to take the opportunity to thank all those who took the time to apply for the fund. We know that it is disappointing to receive a rejection but want to acknowledge the wonderful work they are doing in the borough that we were unable to support this time – we hope they will consider applying again, especially given that many successful applicants to this fund have failed to secure funding with us previously.

If you would like to know more about our funding opportunities, or how you can be involved in our decision-making processes, please sign up to our newsletter below and join us in making Barking & Dagenham a borough in which everyone has access to power to make positive change.

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