The Aziz Foundation is a family charitable foundation established in 2015.
Our guiding philosophy and key principle of operation is to make strategic interventions to catalyse and energise change and development. The focus of our work is developing new leadership from within British Muslim communities, and enabling them to participate positively in wider society.
Our objectives are pursued through our Masters scholarships programme.
Arwa Ibrahim, Aziz Foundation Scholar, 2015
Disadvantaged communities often suffer from poor leadership – critically, from a lack of leaders conversant with and able to bridge between both disadvantaged communities and wider society.
The Masters scholarships programme will support the development of leadership in British Muslim communities that is appropriate to their needs, through identifying potential future leaders and supporting them in equipping themselves for that role.
The programme wants to enable British Muslims who will advocate for disadvantaged communities amplifying their positive contributions. Through our programme, we hope to nurture confident, articulate public leaders of Muslim background who are able to critically engage with public narratives and address the social challenges facing British Muslim communities and wider society.