Barking & Dagenham

What’s happening

A range of local partners are collaborating across organisational, hierarchical and community boundaries to reimagine and remodel approaches to disadvantage in the Borough.

The work has a focus on collaborative practice: threading across and between different community groups and networks; developing participatory methods, with a focus on involving people facing social harm and inequality.

A new fund is being coordinated by Barking and Dagenham Giving (B&D Giving). The fund will be distributed locally. It aims to model what more equitable, democratic and community-driven grantmaking can look like. This complements and builds on other experiments with participatory methods developed  in the borough by Kingsley Hall Church & Community Centre.

Local institutional and community leaders have also joined a shared Systems Learning Group to explore collective action and learning. New leadership will emerge from this group to help shape the local future strategy and decision making. 

The local associate in Barking and Dagenham is Avril McIntyre at Community Resources: avril@communityresources.co.uk 

B&D Giving is coordinating the locally devolved fund: cameron@bdgiving.org.uk

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