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.

The Advocacy Academy is a transformational eight-month social leadership programme for teenagers in South London. The Foundation will support the expansion of the Academy’s work across London.

Afrotech Fest was created in response to the underrepresentation of black people in the technology industry – especially those who are marginalised in additional ways – as well as tech conferences and festivals being too expensive for many to attend. Its aim is to create a festival that is intentionally diverse and inclusive of those often excluded. The Foundation part funded the Afro Tech Fest 2018 at London’s Rich Mix.

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.

Basaira Elderly Centre provides support to the elderly members of the BAME community of Lambeth. The Foundations is supporting the centre in its efforts to encourage the elderly to gather and socialise in a supportive environment via regular luncheons and events.

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.

The Centre for Islam and Medicine facilitates research and knowledge sharing around questions at the intersection of religion and science. The Foundation is supporting a series of workshops to help faith and medical practitioners understand the relationship between Islam and legal, ethical, practical perspectives on medicine and health.

Drum Roll HQ is a developer of learning games that encourage children to code and engage with STEM subjects. The Foundation support their Erase All Kittens Coding Club which teaches girls aged 8-13 coding skills and encourages creativity via ‘hackathons’ and mini ‘game jams’ in a real world context.

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.

Hope for Justice

Hope for Justice is a global non-profit organisation which aims to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery. The Foundation is funding work that will tackle homelessness and destitution amongst survivors of modern slavery in UK communities through the provision of specialist advocacy, welfare assistance, and access to legal advice.

Khayaal was formerly part of the Aziz Foundation’s Residency Programme. Over the last 20 years, Khayaal has developed a strong reputation as the first dedicated producer of professional English language theatre inspired by Muslim world culture and heritage. Khayaal is forging a new genre and brand of cross-cultural theatre whose formula of wisdom and humour has won it popular and critical acclaim nationally and internationally.

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 Migration Museum Project is shining a light on the many ways that the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has shaped who we are –as individuals, as communities, and as a nation. The Foundation is funding the ‘No Turning Back: Seven migration moments that changed Britain interactive exhibition.

TRiBE is a UK-wide organisation that provides personal development and leadership programmes that encourage and empower black women. The Foundation is supporting the development of their mentor portal and will allow young black women to select and make contact with potential mentors.

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.

Notre Dame Refugee Centre offers an advice and support service for refugees and asylum seekers. The Foundation is part funding the centre’s core services and a telephone immigration advice line.

Olmec aims to improve the life opportunities of people living in the most disadvantaged communities. They do this by bringing about positive and lasting change in the lives of people living in areas of disadvantage and deprivation. Olmec is a charitable company. The Foundation is funding their Black on Board leadership initiative to train people for governing board positions.

Operation Black Vote campaigns for racial justice and equality. The Foundation is funding a parliamentary shadowing scheme to nurture a new generation of political and civic leaders from BME backgrounds.

Platform London combines art, activism, education and research in its approach to raise awareness about social and ecological justice. The Foundation is supporting its project to train 50 young BME Londoners to lead creative responses to youth-related violence.

Race Equality First is an independent charity working in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to promote equality. It offers a range of services including free, confidential advice and support to victims of discrimination/harassment. The Foundation is funding a support group for asylum seekers and refugees where they can meet, socialise and get support.

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.

RightsInfo builds knowledge and support for human rights in the UK by producing engaging, accessible and beautifully-presented award-winning infographics, stories, videos and explainers. The Foundation is funding its work with Muslim organisations to produce content to combat prejudice and correct misinformation.

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.

Sufra NW London addresses both the causes and consequences of extreme poverty, homelessness and social isolation in the community. The Foundation is funding a programme to support disadvantaged families suffering food poverty in the local area.

The Traveller Movement seeks to raise the profile of Travellers, Gypsies and Roma in Britain and increase their say in decision making forums. The Foundation is part funding a leadership programme for Gypsy Roma Traveller Women.

Theatre Royal Stratford is an award-winning theatre in the heart of East London. The Foundation is funding its ‘Spoken Word: Hidden Voices’ programme of weekly creative writing, performance and mentoring skills workshops to refugee and migrant girls aged 13-18.

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.

The Foundation is supporting the London College of Communication, UAL Refugee Journalism Project. This project delivers industry training, mentoring and publishing opportunities to 170 refugees with journalistic backgrounds, who currently face significant barriers to employment.

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.

West London Mission serves the homeless and marginalised in London. The Foundation is supporting their Eat & Heat project which will give homeless people the opportunity to access food, warmth and hygiene facilities.

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