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BD Giving Notes #47 – ‘’History is happening all the time‘’ 

Though our fund could only support eight businesses, the other ninety-something predominantly black-led businesses made us think deeply about our role in decolonising funding and the meaning of “purpose” in business. Kate Harmatz It’s really exciting when lots of things you’ve been working on over many years start to join up and tell a great […]

BD Giving Notes – #23 ‘A piece of cake?’

By assuming that Risk, Return, Impact and Liquidity are all equal to the party, they each take a ¼  of the cake. But we concluded that each guest was not entitled to the same share of the cake. Jack Webb Last week we passed yet another milestone for Barking & Dagenham’s Community Endowment Fund.  The […]

BD Giving Notes – #21 ‘A Reality Check’

The question is, do we need to consider ‘professionalising’ our Board or our Community Steering Group to access more of the impact investing market?…. Our challenge ahead is in managing this tension and achieving a fine balance between the two.  Géraud de Ville de Goyet Last week a colleague and I had an enlightening meeting […]

BD Giving Notes – #18 ‘Help! Understanding the Investment World?!’

But why would we want someone sitting in a swanky high-rise office in central London deciding where this money goes. It’s not their money and it’s not even BD Giving’s, it’s for the residents of Barking & Dagenham…  Jack Webb As many of you may be aware, BD Giving has been given a £1.5 million […]