How the Rapid Response Fund was allocated

In the span of six weeks, the Rapid Response Fund has been launched and allocated with the last few payments being made by the end of this week. It feels very strange to be on the other side of things and even if we’re not quite finished yet, I wanted to take the opportunity to […]

Rapid Response Fund: Who we funded

We’re pleased to announce the recipients of the Rapid Response Fund for Barking & Dagenham. In the end, we had 43 applications totalling £187,452. With only £100,000 available, this obviously meant that we could not fund everybody. That said, a majority of applications were successful, with 24 applicants being awarded funding. You can read more […]

Rapid Response Fund is now closed

As a result of being inundated with brilliant applications from across the borough, we are now in a position where we have to close the fund. When the fund was launched, we set a deadline of the end of July or whenever the funding ran out.   We knew when we launched the Rapid Response Fund […]

Designing the Rapid Response Fund

You may have seen that the Lankelly Chase Foundation has given a grant of £100,000 to distribute to the community to help our borough during this crisis. As a funder, they are interested in how power is shared and how systems can be changed to address issues in society which cause harm to people and […]