Search

Community project in Barking wins £311k grant from the Big Lottery Fund

PUBLISHED: 12:13 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:13 17 July 2017

Margaret Hodge, Tricia Zipfel, who helped with the funding bid, and Andy Roberts. Picture: MARGARET HODGE

Margaret Hodge, Tricia Zipfel, who helped with the funding bid, and Andy Roberts. Picture: MARGARET HODGE

Archant

A project based at a school in Barking which aims to improve the lives of residents has won a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

The community initiative has been awarded £311,558 following a bid from Dame Margaret Hodge, Labour MP for Barking and Andy Roberts, headteacher of Barking Riverside School.

The scheme, which is based at Andy’s school in Thames Road, hopes to develop initiatives to improve the environment, health outcomes, provide more skills and job opportunities in the Thames ward.

It will bring together other schools, community groups and residents to achieve its goal.

Margaret said: “This project will make a huge difference to the area and will help to develop community activity, uniting the old and new communities in the ward.”

Andy added: “This is a fantastic achievement for Riverside School and demonstrates our commitment to serving our students and the wider local community.”

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

Yesterday, 17:50

Essex collected their first win of the Specsavers County Championship season when they despatched Lancashire by 31 runs with more than a day to spare at Chelmsford.

There was no grand finish at the Emirates, where the Hammers slumped to their 1,000th top-flight defeat at the hands of the goal-grabbing Gunners.

Yesterday, 10:00

Lakeside Hammers boss Will Pottinger hailed last heat hero Nick Morris after they snatched a 45-44 win at Ipswich.

Yesterday, 09:30

A member of a Dagenham running club has raised over £1,500 for charity in advance of running the London Marathon.

Yesterday, 09:23

Essex’s James Foster says the defending champions have work to do to complete a win over Lancashire at Chelmsford.

Yesterday, 09:00

A children’s mentor from Dagenham is embarking on his fourth London marathon for children’s charity Phabkids.

Yesterday, 08:00

Barking twice came from behind to earn all three points at Hertford on Saturday.

Yesterday, 08:00

Royal Victoria Docks will play host to the British leg of the UIM F1H2O World Championship in June.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now