Why does working in Barking and Dagenham interest you?
Barking & Dagenham epitomises what I think is wonderful about London; there is so much diversity and opportunity (though not always evenly distributed). That is what made me move to London 15 years ago, and it’s what makes me want to stick around and dedicate my career to the communities of London.
What are some challenges and triumphs of your role?
What are your ambitions for the borough?
Cool fact, Barking and Dagenham is the youngest borough in London. So, my ambition is for the young people who live and work here to be aware of, engage with and benefit from the funding and opportunities that BD Giving offers.
What role does the community have in realising that ambition?
We won’t achieve any of our aims without the involvement of the community. It’s as simple as that.
External Communications Lead
Louise Kavanagh holds a Diploma in Digital Marketing, she is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a professional mentor for Charity Comms, and a communications volunteer for her local city farm.
Louise created Purposeful Marketing in 2017 to help charities and social enterprises with small (or non-existent) marketing communication teams through critical stages of their development. Current clients include Renaisi (a leader in place-based change) and London Funders (London’s Giving network manager).