Big Society Funding CIC aims to build organisational capacity and encourage people and members of community groups from all backgrounds to become ‘Big Society’ activists and fundraisers – and helps them in finding a voice in shaping local services and increasing their ability to meet the needs of the disadvantaged communities they care about.
We started working with the Barking & Dagenham Somali Women’s Association (BDSWA) in late 2015, and we are still developing this relationship.
This is what we have done so far:
Involvement with BDSWA during 2016, on an unpaid ‘pro-bono’ basis:
Involvement with BDSWA during 2016, funded by small ‘Communities Can’ grant
Involvement with BDSWA in 2017 and on-wards, funded by the Big Lottery’s ‘Building Capabilities’ programme
As a passionate social enterprise we aim to build community cohesion, individual skills and talents, particularly with those working in some of our most socially deprived and diverse neighbourhoods and looking to better the lives of people facing, what can seem often, like intractable problems.
- Big Society Funding