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Stronger together? Charity partnership working as a way forward.
June 17, 2021June 17, 2021
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Stronger together? Charity partnership working as a way forward.

As we move into a post-Covid world, safeguarding small charities and grassroots organisations is essential. Throughout the pandemic, these organisations have served as a lifeline to many vulnerable communities affected by Covid19. In reflection for Small Charity Week 2021, MCF’s CEO, Fadi Itani, discusses partnership working as a possible option to help small charities become...

MCF works and CEO recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
June 12, 2021June 12, 2021
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MCF works and CEO recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

We are delighted to announce that our CEO Fadi Itani has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List published on Friday 11th June 2021. Fadi received the OBE for his services to Charity and Interfaith Relations during COVID-19.  “Alhamdulillah, I am so pleased to have got recognition, it is an acknowledgment for...

MCF x LCF Strategic Partnership – report and recommendations
May 11, 2021May 11, 2021
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MCF x LCF Strategic Partnership – report and recommendations

In August 2020, MCF partnered with The London Community Foundation (LCF) in a two-way learning project to encourage more Muslim-led charities to apply for grant funding. The London Community Response Fund (LCRF) by London Funders, a collaboration of over 60 funders in response to the needs emerging from the Covid19 pandemic, opened Waves 4 and 5 of...

MCF joins the Together With Refugees coalition
May 10, 2021May 10, 2021
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MCF joins the Together With Refugees coalition

Refugees have always been part of the UK – it’s #WhoWeAre. Today, 10th May 2021, with more than 100 other organisations we’re calling for a better approach to supporting refugees that is kinder, fairer and more effective. #TogetherWithRefugees. We’re proud to be part of #TogetherWithRefugees – a coalition of more than 100 national, local, refugee-led...

Ethical Considerations for Muslim Charities
April 22, 2021April 22, 2021
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Ethical Considerations for Muslim Charities

The holy month of Ramadan is the most blessed month in our religion. It is a time of reflection and contemplation, where we work to reconnect with our faith, and improve ourselves and the world we live in.  In this blessed month of reflection, we look not only to how we can improve ourselves on...

Give Smart and Give Safe.
April 16, 2021April 16, 2021
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Give Smart and Give Safe.

Download our guide now. The holy month of Ramadan is the most blessed month in our religion. It is a time of reflection and contemplation, where we work to reconnect with our faith, and improve ourselves and the world we live in.  As Muslims, we know the importance that giving to charity holds in our...

The Muslim Charitable Giving Survey
April 12, 2021April 12, 2021
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The Muslim Charitable Giving Survey

Tell us about your experiences of donating and volunteering We are collecting information about current volunteering and charitable giving practices by Muslims in the UK. So if you have ever donated to or volunteered with a Muslim charity, we want to hear from you! This survey has been put together to make positive changes to...

MCF statement on UK Aid Cuts
April 6, 2021April 6, 2021
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MCF statement on UK Aid Cuts

Global Britain must protect the UK Aid Budget to show its leadership role and to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals 06 April 2021 Muslim Charities Forum (MCF) and Muslim community and charity leaders recognise the long-standing positive impact that the UK Government has in supporting communities in need around the world.  The Covid-19 pandemic...

The third issue of MCF’s Journal, The Forum, is now available!
December 24, 2020April 6, 2021
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The third issue of MCF’s Journal, The Forum, is now available!

Our third edition of ‘The Forum’ takes an overview of the Muslim charity sectors response to the pandemic. We acknowledge the support from Muslim communities during the national lockdown and invoke in challenging discussions of how the pandemic heightened inequalities across the UK. We also look at educational development for Rohingya children, the impact of...

COVID-19: Grant funding support.
October 26, 2020April 8, 2021
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COVID-19: Grant funding support.

We recognise the need, now more than ever, for charities to be able to access grant funding successfully in order to support core costs and vital project work.