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Give it A Go Fund grantees announced

Give it a Go Fund awards ten initiatives filling a gap in the borough We are excited to announce the ten grantees awarded £2,000.00 each in our first round of the Give it a Go Fund. Selected by our eight decision-makers, a group of residents from the borough, these are the ten people and initiatives […]

Launching the Give it a Go Fund

We are thrilled to launch a brand new fund for Barking & Dagenham!

The Give it A Go Fund will provide small grants for local people to test out new ideas in the borough.

GROW Fund Grantees’ Announcement!

Barking and Dagenham Giving is excited to announce the eight successful applicants to the stage of the GROW Fund.  Barking and Dagenham Youth Dance (BDYD) and Future MOLDS Communities The Boathouse Studios Company Drinks  Fruitful Orchard Grounded Coffee One Room Live and Area44 Sew London  Ultimate Counselling  About the GROW Fund Thanks to the many organisations […]

BD Giving Notes #40 – “My weapon of choice‘’ 

A few weeks ago, our Head of Learning & Participation finally finished their Level 4 training in Lewis Deep Democracy (LDD), marking the culmination of a development process that started in September 2020. Here, Cameron, reflects on what they’ve learned and what this means for their work.

BD Giving Notes #35 – ‘’Putting Power Down‘’

It’s important that power is seen as something that ought to be stepped away from, in all walks of life. Getting there won’t be easy though as it’s both a cultural and a systemic shift that is needed. Cameron Bray In this Note, Cameron Bray offers up their thoughts on a very recent example of […]

BD Giving Notes #34 – ‘’Democratising Finance‘’

With new players moving in and supporting local communities, it will be important not to repeat past errors. People must have a say over what happens where they live. That’s why we strongly believe that those most affected by funding decisions should be the ones in charge of making them. Géraud de Ville de Goyet […]

BD Giving Notes #33 – ‘The trouble with funding (Part 3)’

The joy of making something collaborative and participatory is that you never have to be ‘done’ because you’re always open to the possibility of someone new making improvements and changes that are literally beyond the system’s current ability to make. Cameron Bray This is the third of a three-part series of blogs in reaction to […]