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Volunteer Webinar COVID-19
April 3, 2020April 3, 2020
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Volunteer Webinar COVID-19

Volunteers are the backbone of all charities responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Keeping them safe and enabling them to perform a role to support communities in need, with the right guidelines in place is vitally important. This Volunteer Webinar delivered by MCF with the brilliant know how and skills shared by Abdullah from Islamic Relief...

COVID-19: Together We Can Overcome
March 20, 2020March 27, 2020
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COVID-19: Together We Can Overcome

A practical guide on how your charity can help to develop a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This document has been developed to provide guidance for Muslim charities in the UK in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, also referred to as the ‘coronavirus’. The virus is believed to have originated in the city Wuhan...

COVID-19: Protecting Your Charity
March 17, 2020March 27, 2020
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COVID-19: Protecting Your Charity

This document has been developed to provide guidance for Muslim charities in the UK in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, also referred to as the ‘coronavirus’. The virus is believed to have originated in the city Wuhan in the Hubei province of China. Though full knowledge of the specifics of the virus is still...

Press Release: Muslim charities respond to South Yorkshire Flooding
December 17, 2019January 9, 2020
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Press Release: Muslim charities respond to South Yorkshire Flooding

PRESS RELEASE Muslim charities respond to South Yorkshire flooding In early November, Northern England experienced widespread flooding. Over 1000 properties have been affected, and residents were evacuated from their homes. Sadly, families may need to wait at least six to twelve months to get back to normal. Many families have full or part cover insurance,...

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...

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...