Saffa Mir is a Charities, Education and Social Enterprise Solicitor, who has a keen interest in the charity sector and is a founding trustee of a charity she set up called Ihsan for Children Foundation which aims to provide education and support to refugee children.
MCF strategic funding news
We work with strategic partners to deliver projects to support the Muslim-led charity sector. Find out more about our recent work and recommendations
Muslim Charities Forum & The London Community Foundation Strategic Partnership 2020-2021
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 funding in December 2020 and January 2021. MCF worked with LCF to discover the barriers preventing Muslim-led charities from applying, work with them to resolve these and support them in making applications to the LCRF.
Learn more about the work of the partnership, including detailed findings, results of awarded funds and recommendations for the future in the full report:
Read the key points and recommendations for funders in this short summary:
You can also read more about this unique and valuable partnership on the LCF website: Overcoming barriers to funding, a strategic partnership.