As a Trustee for BD Giving, I am proud to be involved with an organisation working towards inclusivity in the borough… BD Giving is rooted in local communities, and their core values of collaboration, inclusion, and learning directly align with the ethos LGBTQ+ communities need to thrive within the borough. Andrew Kerr In this Note, […]
As I dive into other projects, I will think about everything I have learnt with the Working Group – the bestowed wisdom I have from being a part of the process but more importantly from the powerful connections I have forged with some of the Barking and Dagenham community. Jack Webb In this Note our […]
In this Note Liliana, a member of the Community Steering Group, writes about her visit to Plymouth Octopus Project and what she wishes to share from the visit with our community.
BD Giving Notes – #22 ‘Centring myself – Finding a humane approach to communication in a rapidly changing world’
Behind every statistic we are trying to reach or advocate for is a real person with their lived experiences, dreams and their goals. Adeshola Adejare As I expressed towards the end of my last Note, one of the biggest things I was looking forward to in my communications role was my evolution. I was (and […]
Participation takes time and resources but the outcome is larger numbers of people who not only feel able but are able to make change happen in their community. Cameron Bray About a year ago, BD Giving recruited a group of local people to help us design an Investment Policy for the Barking & Dagenham’s Community […]
Nat Smith works as an Education Director at Arc Theatre, which specializes in creating and performing theatre that challenges assumptions and causes real change in the way that people relate to one another at work, at school and in the community. Arc Theatre received a grant from the Rapid Response Fund to purchase new computer equipment which would allow them to continue their work online and support them after the pandemic.
My name is Carole Pluckrose and I am the Artistic Director and Board Member of the Boathouse Barking, where I work as both a curator and a decision-maker. During the lockdown, our project involved putting together an online wellness festival which we co-curated with Soul Stretch Events that does similar work, such as Green Man […]
UKON Careers CIC was given a grant from our Renew Fund to take their Carnival activities online. They used this to make and send craft packs into the community, who would use the packs to participate in online activities, such as mask-making. Tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Ros and I […]
Aislinn Evans is a 20-year-old artist, youth worker, and cat-lover who has recently embarked into university to study Fine Art. During lockdown, they dedicated time to work on a Minecraft project with young people, using our Renew funding, which aimed to help participants develop collaborative and social-emotional skills. How was your life affected by the lockdown? I was […]
Giving Tuesday is an annual, global day of giving, where everyone, everywhere can do something to support the good causes that matter to them. This year, on 1st December, rather than asking for donations, Barking & Dagenham Giving is taking the chance to thank and celebrate local people for playing their part in keeping Barking […]