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Barking and Dagenham Community Fund: up to £10,000

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

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Fund available for local community projects

Crowdfunding harnesses the power of the community, along with the local Council to support projects within Barking and Dagenham. 

The Council has put aside up to £120,000 to match funding that is raised from other sources.  

Projects which get local people into employment, improve health and wellbeing, encourage civic pride, and build cohesion will be considered for matchfunding.

To access matchfunding you will need to complete a simple application process to show how your project meets our criteria. 

Projects can receive up to 50% (up to a maximum of £10,000) of their overall fundraising target.

Want to learn how to crowdfund? Catch up on our recent series of online workshops for projects in Barking & Dagenham.

If you would like to start crowdfunding, you can take the first step by hitting the button below.

Start a new project

If you have already started a project, find out how to apply for this fund below.

How to apply

Projects that fit the bill

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Wellgate Community Allotments Greater London

We are raising funds to help transform an abandoned site in Marks Gate, Barking & Dagenham, back into thriving community allotments.

Successfully overfunded


  • 38 supporters
  • £3.1k raised
  • 48 days
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The Outside Project Greater London

The UK's first LGBTIQ+ crisis/homeless shelter. An independent, grassroots project by & for the LGBTIQ+ community in London.


  • 9 supporters
  • £220 raised
  • 28 days
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Hopewell hikers Greater London

We want to raise money to take a small group of disadvantaged children with additional needs on a residential two day adventure/orienteering

Successfully overfunded


  • 47 supporters
  • £2k raised
  • 28 days
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Young Entrepreneurs Network Greater London

Barking Enterprise Centre CIC would like to develop a network which supports people aged 16-28 to be part of a Young Entrepreneurs Network.

Successfully overfunded


  • 48 supporters
  • £7.3k raised
  • 62 days

New to crowdfunding? 

Catch up on our recent online workshop series for projects in Barking & Dagenham

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