Our Grantees-2018

“We are not here to replicate or compete, but to strengthen and enhance organisations already working with those communities we seek to support.”

The Foundation has made grants to the following organisations:

Adavu is a project of the Birmingham Methodist District. The Foundation is supporting its aims to support rescued victims of modern slavery to recover and lead independent and fulfilled lives. The project assists clients with GP registration, securing benefits, skills training and work experience.

ALT Training provides a programme of training, talent showcasing and career development for young actors from low income and low arts engagement backgrounds. The Foundation is supporting its 2018 winter programme.

The Bike Project supports refugees in developing bike maintenance skills within a supportive environment, under the guidance of professional mechanics. Participants gain work experience and enjoy increased social inclusion.

Britain Thinks is an insight and strategy consultancy service. The Foundation is supporting their research into effective communication strategies for Muslim civil society organisations.

Byline Festival, a weekend of discussions around the theme of ethical, investigative journalism, features comedy, music and theatre. We are supporting a cohort of young people to attend and experience a bespoke programme over two days that will inspire and encourage them to explore journalism as a career.

Cannon Street Memorial Baptist Church (CSMBC) provide opportunities for young, elderly, isolated and disadvantaged people from the local community to engage in a wide range of sports, recreational, artistic, cultural and educational activities, aimed at significantly improving their health wellbeing, self-esteem, education and confidence and promoting racial and ethnic integration.

Ebrahim College is a traditional Islamic seminary designed to equip students with skills needed for the modern world. Along with Cambridge Muslim College, they are partners on our Muslim Leadership Development Programme.

The Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation seeks to bring together previously unknown stories of the diversity in the First World War by uncovering unique documents in English, French, Urdu, Arabic and Farsi – including photographs, field reports, personal diaries, and letters that didn’t make it home. The Foundation is funding a book focussing on the human aspects of the global allied Muslim experience of the First World War.

Global Justice Now is a social justice organisation working as part of a global movement that works for change, and acts in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south. The Foundation is funding the Demand the Impossible course, which empowers young people from BME and lower income communities with the skills they need to engage in public life and advocate for their communities’ needs.

The Aziz Foundation is supporting Goldsmith’s University to scope, devise, pilot and disseminate a Religion and Belief Equality Index as a tool to help workplaces and service providers engage religion and belief effectively.

The Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science is an internationally recognized charity organization articulating Islamic perspectives on the environment. The Foundation supports its current education campaign.

Khidmah Organisation is a Leicester based community organisation. The Foundation is supporting its Straight Path Resettlement Project, which supports Muslim prisoners after release, helping with their reintegration into society.

Khidmat Centres is a Bradford based organisation that supports prisoners on short term release in their re-entry back into community and family life. The Foundation is supporting its Muslim Women in Prison: Community-based Resettlement project.

Lungs Project is a non-profit curatorial collective and print publication founded in 2016 by MA Curating graduates of the University of Sunderland. The Foundation is part funding the launch of the third issue of their arts and literature publication Poly Voices.

The National Zakat Foundation aims to utilise zakat (donation) funds collected in the United Kingdom for the benefit of local vulnerable communities, including widows, orphans and the homeless. The Aziz foundation will be supporting the NZF to create a new income generation stream for student scholarships.

The Foundation is funding Restoke’s work with marginalised communities and individuals in Stoke-on-Trent, an area of high socio-economic depravation. The projects will provide a platform for lesser-heard voices through participations and co-creation of high-quality performances which tell the most important stories from Stoke-on-Trent.

Safe Passage helps unaccompanied child refugees and vulnerable adults to find safe and legal routes to the UK. The Foundation has provided grants for its organisational funding as well as its Kinder Transport Campaign.

Toonspeak creates unique exciting theatre that releases young people’s potential, expands imaginations and inspires change within their communities. The Foundation is supporting itsWe are the Future theatre project.

UNITY Family Services is Scotland’s first and only family guidance and support charity aimed specially at the Muslim community. The Foundation is supporting its ‘Bear Hugs’ programme, working with BME women and their families.

You Press supports young writers and poets to bring their work to wider audiences. They are part-funded by the Foundation and are working with Park Theatre on Voices of The Movement, a project that pairs migrants and refugees with artists to build confidence, creativity, leadership and skills.

The Zahid Mubarek trust (ZMT) was founded to challenge discriminations and inequalities within the UK criminal justice system. The Aziz Foundation is supporting the ZMT in the delivery of a lifelong learning programme to 60 young prisoners from BAME backgrounds to help improve their rehabilitation and resettlement outcomes.

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