Join BD Endowment Fund Design Workshops

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For anyone who has a stake in the borough to help shape the Community Endowment Fund.

You’re invited to participate in the “BD Endowment Fund Design Workshop” which is the first opportunity for you and other members of the community to get involved in shaping Barking and Dagenham’s new Endowment Fund.

The endowment comes from a fee (called the Community Infrastructure Levy) paid by developers of new building projects in the area, collected by the Council, and held by BD Giving. The fund will be invested and added to, and the return will be used to fund community projects.

At the workshop we will:

1. Share examples of other community endowment funds and how they work.

2. Discuss the key steps and principles we need to follow to deliver the fund inclusively and sustainably.

3. Offer ways to stay involved as the work progresses.

The workshop will be run on Zoom and you only need a device and internet connection to take part.

We absolutely value the time you invest in our workshops so if you need your time compensated please let us know.

Please also feel free to share this event with anyone you know who lives or works in the borough.

Sign up for the workshop

The workshop will be an opportunity for you to learn about the Fund, how the community will shape it, ask questions, and offer up your ideas for us to consider together. 

You only need to sign up for one workshop. We’re running the same workshop run twice, so that as many people as possible can get involved.

Sign up for a workshop:


Don’t worry if you can’t make either slot – we will let you know about how to get involved at every step of the Fund’s development.

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