How to apply

Barking & Dagenham Renew, a new charity awarding funds for, and with residents of Barking and Dagenham

Round one of applications open:

November 20th 2017 – February 20th 2018

Grants are available for the following amounts:

Up to £150

Up to £500

Up to £1000

We want to give people the chance to try new things and as they see success, apply for larger grants in future rounds. Applicants are able to apply to each round of funding.

Barking & Dagenham Renew will enable and empower residents with good ideas, to initiate new activities that add something to the borough.  Maybe the idea will make things work better, maybe for example it’s a temporary event, something that makes your street look better or something to inspire others. We are looking to fund ideas that improve the day to day experience of those living and working in the borough. No ideas are off limits.

We are keen to receive applications for the unusual, the usual, the thoughtful, the small scale – anything really, as long as it will impact and provide benefit to your neighbourhood and those living there.

We are open to any applicant, 16 and over, who has a link to the local area but will strongly prioritise local applicants and will limit non-local applicants to those who can show a close tie to Barking and Dagenham. The first round of funding is focused on  Abbey and Gascoigne Wards so those applications will be given priority. The Charity has received initial funds from B&D Reside Weaver LLP as part of the delivery structure for Gascoigne Estate.

The trustees will continually work to develop and secure new funds for the benefit of residents across the whole borough.

We do not accept applications:
– Which do not benefit the community of Barking and Dagenham
– Which will benefit only the applicant
– For statutory services including schools and hospitals
– For projects that have already taken place and are seeking funding retrospectively

While the application process is intended to be open and simple, Barking and Dagenham Renew does not accept incomplete applications. Applicants who have difficulty in completing the application form, please do contact us for support in doing this.


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    Round 1 of grants will be open from November 20th 2017 to February 20th 2018.

    Trustees will assess all applications and inform you of the decision within 6 weeks of the application window closing.

    If you are successful, we will give you all the information you need to know to get started. Grants should be spent within 6 months and you will be asked to submit a report at the end of your project to let us know what you achieved.

    We will use your feedback from Round 1 to develop and shape the application process for future rounds.

    Barking and Dagenham Renew accepts applications from anyone local, including individuals, registered charities and constituted or non-constituted organizations. Applicants must be able to identify how much funding they require and indicate whether these costs are for a new project or ongoing costs.

    For individuals that are applying that are unable to demonstrate a track record of managing grants or do not have a bank account, you will need a lead organisation to manage the grant on your behalf.*

    The organisation will need a bank account with a minimum of two signatories. If you don’t know any organisations, please let us know as we might be able to find one for you.  We do not want this to be a barrier.


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    You can apply for funding via this online application form, by downloading the form and printing from the link below, or by emailing us at to obtain a paper copy. Downloaded application forms can either be submitted by email with APPLICATION in the subject line, or by post to:

    Barking and Dagenham Renew
    Lifeline House
    Neville Road
    RM8 3QS

    You are able to submit an image to support your application, but this is not essential.



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