We are currently running a spring appeal to raise funds for our food bank and family fuelbank. If you would like to donate to this project providing urgent food, fuel, clothing and household essentials to neighbours in need, please click here.
Thank you for visiting our Localgiving page! BDCA is a dynamic community-led charity based in East London. Since 1998, we've been working together with people of all ages and backgrounds to change lives and transform our community. For example,
* Our foodbank, homeless project and personal advocacy and advice services
provide support and counselling to vulnerable people in crisis. Our foodbank regularly serves 200+ people each week.
Our under-5s, families and youth projects
support the healthy development of the younger people in our community and their parents and carers. More than 30,000 social media users joined our Go Wild summer scheme in 2020!
Our elders project
offers a varied programme of regular social activities as well as advice and befriending for older people. We've provided around 80 elders with a personal befriending service since the pandemic began.
Our sports and fitness programme and community garden
help people of all ages get healthy and active. More than 1,600 people joined our sports and fitness sessions last year!
Can you help us to support our community through the pandemic?
We've seen an exceptional rise in demand for services like our foodbank, debt advice centre and befriending service that helps older people tackle loneliness. However, BDCA receives very little funding from government, competition for grants is intense, and restrictions have severely limited our ability to raise income through hiring our facilities.
We really are more dependent than ever on the generosity of the community to keep our services running! Your donation will make a big difference to our community at the moment.
* No donation is too small and you can make a one-off gift quickly and securely on this page by clicking on the 'donate now' button.
* If you are in a position to do so, please consider joining our growing community of BDCA Buddies, who donate monthly to our work.
You can do this by selecting the 'give monthly' option on this page. Even a small regular gift adds up to make a big difference over time, and you can change or change your gift at any time. To thank you for your support, we offer our BDCA Buddies invitations to special events and a discount on hiring our facilities.Thank you for partnering with us to change more lives and transform our community!
We really appreciate your support.
If you wish your gift to go to a particular area of our work, please feel free to tell us in the message box when making your donation.
Please only give what you can afford, and if you are not in a position to give money yourself, why not consider fundraising for us or giving your time as a volunteer
instead? Remember that if you set up a monthly gift you can change or cancel it at any time.