What we do

A platform for anyone who has a stake in the borough to contribute their ideas, energy, and resources to strengthening Barking and Dagenham

Barking & Dagenham Giving launched in May 2020. We are taking a new approach to funding, building new relationships to increase resources, and creating a platform for local voices to be heard.

BD Giving create opportunities for people and organisations that have a stake in the borough to work together to address the most pressing issues in the borough. We believe involving everyone in decisions that impact their lives and in creating meaningful change for themselves, their family and their neighbourhood.

What we stand for

BD Giving exists to improve the way local people and organisations work together to address the most pressing challenges in the borough. To that we must be collaborative, inclusive and ambitious.




No one person or organisation has a complete picture of what is happening in Barking & Dagenham. By creating opportunities for people to work together, we will find new solutions to old problems and make the borough stronger.

We will create an environment where people feel safe and are able to speak up and get involved. When it comes to tackling specific issues, we will bring people with lived experience and local knowledge together with data and evidence.

We are ambitious about increasing resources and giving power to local communities to address the root causes of poverty and inequality. 

Together we will create a stronger Barking & Dagenham.