Funding body information

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Civic Centre
Rainham Road North
RM10 7BN
020 8215 3000

Point of contact:

Ray Descombes, Senior Community Development Officer, 020 8227 2602,


The council does not administer any grant scheme at the moment. For any enquiry, please visit the council's website.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

Community development and voluntary sector funding

Useful organisations:

Barking and Dagenham CVS

The council website is easy to use, with information well sign-posted from the homepage.

Clear information is given on the grant programme running, including funding criteria and advice on submitting an application, guidance notes and application procedures, as well as details of the local compact.

The Community Development Team, who manage the corporate small grants programme, were also very helpful in dealing with our enquiry.

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