Up to £10,000 match funding available for projects making a difference in the local community

Barking & Dagenham Council have teamed up with Crowdfunder to support projects that get local people into employment, improve health and wellbeing, encourage civic pride and build cohesion within the borough.

About this fund

Active Barking And Dagenham Community Fund project fund
Barking and Dagenham Community Fund
Get up to £10,000

Funding for local projects and initiatives which benefit the community or improve the lives of local people.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.


London Borough of Barking and Dagenham may pledge up to 50% of your project target, up to £10,000 maximum pledge.

Essential criteria

  • The project must be local to the borough and benefit people who live or work in Barking and Dagenham.
  • The project must have regard to equalities and diversity. It must therefore be inclusive and accessible to everyone.
  • The project must have strong local support, shown through a vibrant crowdfunding campaign.

Desirable criteria

  • The project helps residents into employment, or closer to employment, or brings economic benefit to the borough.
  • The project improves the health and wellbeing of residents.
  • The project builds cohesion in the community or encourages civic pride.
  • The project creates volunteering opportunities for local people
  • The project focuses on improving equality for a particular protected characteristic, as defined in the Equality Act 2010.

Download the Crowdfund Barking and Dagenham guidance here

How to apply for this fund

Start by setting up a crowdfunder project, if eligible you will be able to apply 

Projects supported by London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Crowdfunding in 60 seconds

Got a minute to spare? Watch our 'how it works' animation. You'll get a brief overview of how crowdfunding works and what extra support, services and money that only Crowdfunder can give you. 

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How +Extra funding works

start crowdfunding

Start a project

 Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

Get the word out

Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

Get funded

Start crowdfunding

Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

Learn to crowdfund

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