SHINE London

The Seasonal Health Intervention Network (SHINE) is a fuel poverty referral network and free energy advice service for Londoners. SHINE London offers a dedicated helpline and affordable warmth interventions. It aims to make sure households get the help they need. To help people reduce utility bills, tackle energy debt and ultimately stay well and warm.

SHINE accepts referrals for households of any tenure, with an income below £16,190 or where a households member falls under a SHINE target group:

  • Has a disability
  • Has a long-term health conditions worsened by the cold
  • Is a child under 15
  • Is an adult over 60

SHINE welcomes referrals from organisations in Barking & Dagenham of households living in Fuel Poverty who are struggling with their utility bills.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Funds

Some organisations have launched funding programmes to help local organisations respond to the challenges of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Grants Online has published a list of organisations and the types of funding they have made available.

The list will be updated regularly as and when information becomes available.


Food Banks in Barking & Dagenham

Bethel Christian Centre
020 8595 8211
170 Bennetts Castle Lane, Dagenham RM8 3XP


Hope Family Trust
020 8617 0660
Elim Centre, 93 Axe Street, Barking IG11 7LZ


Al Madina Mosque
020 8478 8526
2 Victoria Road, Barking IG11 8PY


Humdum Foodbank
07917 454 786
Ripple Centre, Barking IG11 7FN
Open: Saturdays from 12.30pm
Eligibility: Anyone in need is welcome
Donations: Deliveries can be dropped off at the Ripple Centre Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
Contact: Chris Downham 020 8532 7323 (deliveries) or Nighat 07917 454 786 (Humdum Foodbank enquiries)


The Source Vicarage Field
020 8594 2404
Ripple Road, Barking IG11 8DH


020 8595 0122
104 New Road, Dagenham RM9 6PE


United Reform Church
07738 969180
Mill Lane, Chadwell Heath RM6 6RS


Salvation Army
020 8594 2964
240 Ripple Road, Barking IG11 7DJ



Lloyds Bank Foundation

The Lloyds Bank Foundation provides long-term funding and tailored support to help charities develop. It supports charities that have annual income of £25,000 to £1 million.

There are two levels of grants: up to £45,000 and up to £100,000.

They work with small and local charities helping people dealing with complex social issues that do not have simple solutions. They fund charities helping people whose lives are significantly affected by:

  • Domestic and sexual abuse
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Mental health
  • Homelessness and vulnerably housed
  • Offending, prison or community service
  • Care leavers
  • Learning disabilities
  • Addiction or dependency on alcohol, drugs, substances and/or gambling
  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Young parents
  • Asylum seekers and refugees


Code of Fundraising Practice

The new Code of Fundraising Practice came into effect on 1 October 2019. This is its first major redraft in almost a decade to improve its style, presentation, clarity and accessibility. The Code's fundraising standards apply to all charitable institutions and third party fundraisers in the UK.

The online version of the Code of Fundraising Practice is now easier to use and navigate and includes a Glossary of key terms.


National Churches Trust

The National Churches Trust is a charity for people who love church buildings. Their work is dedicated to supporting places of worship of historic, architectural and community value used by Christian denominations.

The National Churches Trust supports a wide variety of projects through their grant programmes. From repairing a roof to helping to install an accessible toilet, and many other projects.

They offer four types of grant:

  1. Cornerstone between £10,000 and £50,000
  2. Gateway between £3,000 and £10,000
  3. Foundation Grants for Maintenance between £500 and £3,000
  4. Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grant up to £500


Marsh Christian Trust

The Marsh Christian Trust focuses on providing funding that could help small organisations pay for various running costs. Their funding strategy is to provide long-term core funding for costs such as:

  • Volunteer expenses;
  • Training days;
  • Equipment maintenance; and
  • Other core outgoings.

Grants are unrestricted and range from £300–£2,000. Successful new applicants can expect to receive a grant at the lower end of this scale.

The Trust aims to build long-standing relationships with successful applicants. Subject to an annual review, it aims to continue its support over time.


Commissioning Round Table

BDCVS is currently exploring how commissioning operates in Barking & Dagenham.

We have asked the council a number of questions based on the queries groups have raised with us. We are now awaiting the answers.

We will then be working with national agencies. We will be exploring what more we can do to unpick better how commissioning works in Barking & Dagenham.

If you would like to be involved in the project please do get in touch


The Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund

The Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund supports work in the following areas:

  • Young Offenders
  • Prisoners and Ex-prisoners
  • Young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement

They are especially interested in helping smaller organisations which offer direct services. Organisations must normally be registered charities or in the process of applying for registration. The Company will consider funding up to £15,000 per annum and will normally award a grant for one year only.


The Woodward Charitable Trust

The Woodward Charitable Trust provides small grants (£100–£5,000) and large grants (over £5,000) to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000. Separately it provides children's summer playscheme grants (considered in April each year) for charities with an annual income of less than £100,000.

The Woodward Charitable Trust's grant-making focuses on:

  • Children and young people
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders
  • Disadvantaged women
  • Disability projects
  • Arts outreach work
  • Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups

The trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the trustees are also willing to fund core costs. Most grants are only for one year.