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Afghanistan Refugee Response – A guide for organisations
August 26, 2021August 27, 2021
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Afghanistan Refugee Response – A guide for organisations

The recent escalating crisis in Afghanistan has left many people fleeing for safety. As of 20th August 2021, the UK has begun to welcome 5000 refugees and their families who are arriving after a long and traumatic journey. This number is expected to rise. Responding to the needs of those newly-arrived in the UK is...

IPCC Climate Change report of grave concern.
August 11, 2021August 11, 2021
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IPCC Climate Change report of grave concern.

MCF are saddened and shocked by the findings of the latest IPCC report on Climate Change. The ongoing changes in the world’s climate are of serious concern and yet are something that we could have avoided. As our human race, our desire to consume more, build more and do more has resulted in damage to...

Proactive Safeguarding statement
July 18, 2021July 18, 2021
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Proactive Safeguarding statement

The purpose of charitable organisations is to alleviate the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable, and to give communities a fairer and more equal chance at life. At the forefront of this work, it is our duty to protect and safeguard those we serve at every stage of our involvement. At MCF, we prioritise and...

Join us! Operations Manager
July 2, 2021August 12, 2021
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Join us! Operations Manager

Job Vacancy Are you interested in building upon or gaining experience within the wider Muslim charity sector? Do you have a strong background in administration and operations? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you! Come and join the MCF family and apply now for the role of Operations Manager, based within our...

Apply to the Change Makers programme
June 22, 2021June 22, 2021
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Apply to the Change Makers programme

MCF’S CHANGE MAKERS PROGRAMME About Us:   The Muslim Charities Forum is a network of British Muslim charities working for social good in the UK and Internationally. Our membership includes the biggest Muslim charities in the UK.    Through our network, we aim to collectively build a more accountable, transparent and efficient British Muslim charitable sector, in order to improve our ability—both as individual organisations and...

The Change Maker’s programme: Fran’s testimony
June 22, 2021June 22, 2021
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The Change Maker’s programme: Fran’s testimony

” If you are someone that likes to challenge yourself, really develop your skills, and put your talents to the test, then MCF is the place for you. “ “I joined MCF as an intern during the summer before I began my final year of university, I was worried I would be doing mundane tasks,...

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...