Here you will find a number of different resources that might proves useful to your idea. We will continue to update this over time – please let us know if there are any other resources that you find useful and share them with us.


One of our funders, the Lankelly Chase Foundation, has put together a great list of funding opportunities.

The Mayor of London has a lot of funding opportunities for a range of ideas – a lot of the funds are currently closed but you can sign up for email alerts when they re-open.

BD Giving is the borough’s new platform for connect people with funding and support across Barking & Dagenham. Follow them on Twitter to make sure you keep up to date.

Social Media

Adobe Spark is a free-to-use program that can be used on almost any device. You can quickly create a stunning array of social media posts in a matter of minutes with little experience required. Simply choose a template and tweak it to your needs or start from scratch and let your imagination go.

Hootsuite is a social media management tool that can help you plan out your posts well in advance. While you can pay, its free version allows you to add up to three accounts and schedule up to thirty posts – perfect for when you’re just starting out.

Sprout Social keeps an up-to-date list of the correct sizes to use when putting images on social media. While you might not need to worry too much about this, you might want to make different images for different platforms so people see everything at first glance.

Tweetdeck is a free Twitter management tool which allows you to see all your Twitter activity in one easy place. It also allows you to save searches so you see every new post that comes into a specific hashtag, which is great for keeping track of what people are saying about your event.

Digital Media

DaVinci Resolve is a free video editing program, and one which we use ourselves thanks to its ease of use. There are a lot of videos on YouTube that will teach you how to get going – we recommend this playlist to get you started.

The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a free image editing program which can do quite a lot of things. It’s been built by a large number of people over time, so it can feel a bit tricky to understand. However, as with DaVinci, there are a lot of people online who are more than happy to show you where to begin.

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