The Collective is now recognised as an emerging force for good in Barking and Dagenham. Other forces are emerging:

  • Ironically, the pandemic is a force for good. It is a moment when the contribution and potential of civil society is recognised
  • BD_Giving is leading the way to thinking differently about how we give -not just money- and shape our communities
  • The CVS has transformed since the Collective was established and is thinking anew about how to build capacity in the sector
  • Art of Hosting has been bringing people together from across the Borough to engage in different kinds of conversations
  • The Working Together Group has acted as a link between innovation within the Council and innovation in the social sector.