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Seven Hopes for the Next Government
November 14, 2019November 14, 2019
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Seven Hopes for the Next Government

    The Muslim Charities Forum’s seven hopes for the next government The Muslim Charities Forum, the network of British Muslim charities working for social good both here in the UK and abroad, is calling on all political parties to adopt a set of commitments ahead of the General Election. These seven pledges were devised...

Charity Commission study sparks concern regarding quality of external scrutiny of charity accounts
September 4, 2019September 4, 2019
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Charity Commission study sparks concern regarding quality of external scrutiny of charity accounts

The Charity Commission’s external scrutiny benchmark seeks to ensure a basic minimum standard of which all audits and independent examinations by charities are expected to meet – the aim of which is to ensure that account can be read with greater public confidence and trust. In late August, the Charity Commission published a new study that found that only around...

The Change Makers Programme: Ala’s Testimonial
July 11, 2019June 22, 2021
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The Change Makers Programme: Ala’s Testimonial

  ‘MCF offers an incredibly valuable learning experience through its Change Makers Programme and I highly recommend it to any prospective individuals who have a passion for the sector.’ “After having graduated from SOAS with a MSc in African Politics, I was hoping to build upon my experience by looking into opportunities within the development...

The Change Maker’s Programme: Layla’s Testimonial
July 11, 2019June 22, 2021
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The Change Maker’s Programme: Layla’s Testimonial

‘Interning at MCF has been a rewarding and enlightening experience as I have been being able to do many things which wouldn’t be possible at any other internship.’ “Graduating from Kingston University with a first-class degree in Sociology with Criminology, I hoped to find a job where I could truly make a difference. I quickly...

Launch of MCF’s Journal ‘The Forum’
July 1, 2019September 18, 2019
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Launch of MCF’s Journal ‘The Forum’

On Thursday 27th June we celebrated the launch of MCF’s first journal ‘The Forum’. The Forum is the first journal for the Muslim charitable sector, and we are so excited to be able to share the first issue with you all. The Forum aims to give an insight into the Muslim Charity sector here in...

‘Give Smart, Give Safe’ this Ramadan
May 1, 2019May 22, 2019
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‘Give Smart, Give Safe’ this Ramadan

The Muslim Charities Forum has launched a public awareness campaign, “Give Smart, Give Safe” to encourage donors to give in a smart and safe way this Ramadan, following exclusive research from MCF that more than £130 million was donated last year by British Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan alone. The Muslim Charities Forum...

Compassion vs. impact – charities must remember that both really matter
January 30, 2019May 22, 2019
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Compassion vs. impact – charities must remember that both really matter

In a discussion with the Charity Commission in January last year Prince William warned that with the number of registered charities continually rising we must try to collaborate more and ensure we do not fall into the trap of becoming territorial and solely focused on individual interests. He points out the issue of trust and how the charity...

September 24, 2014June 11, 2019
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MCF’s response to allegations in The Daily Telegraph 23/09/2014

MCF’s response to allegations in The Daily Telegraph 23/09/2014 Tuesday 23rd September 2014  The Muslim Charities Forum is shocked and dismayed at the allegations contained in The Daily Telegraph article ‘Government donation to Muslim Charities Forum denounced as “madness” (23 September 2014).    We would like to clarify that the funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)...