Barking and Dagenham Giving Week, which starts on Monday 18 until Sunday 24 May, is a new celebration of local people and projects that support the community during the coronavirus crisis and all year round.
The aim of the week is to highlight how powerful it is for local people to give time, skills and space for their community and to support local causes.
Throughout the week, stories of adaptation and inspiration will be shared online. Stories that show the ways in which local people have stepped up to the plate in the current crisis, and the power of the community to work together to solve its own problems.
The week will see over £9,000 from the Barking and Dagenham lottery handed over to local causes and Cllr Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership & Engagement and applications will open for a Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund of £100,000.
The week will also give people living and working in the borough, another way to get involved thanks to a collaboration between local success story ‘Street Tag’ and Barking and Dagenham Giving. By taking part in a new game called ‘Health Tag’, people will be encouraged to donate money to charity whilst achieving their home fitness goals. The money raised will be match funded by Barking and Dagenham Giving and distributed to local causes. Click here to find out more.