Charity Begins At Home
Why we need your help
Al-Mizan Charitable Trust (charity no. 1135752) supports people living in poverty across the UK, regardless of their faith or cultural background.
Although we live in the sixth richest country in the world, one in five people live below the official poverty line and struggle with the rising costs of living. And whilst we are fortunate to have a welfare system, it does not provide access to skills and opportunities to help people better their circumstances or equip people with sufficient savings to deal with a life crisis or change in circumstances.
We provide small grants, up to £500, to help people with the costs of education and training, employment and enterprise, household items, medical and mobility, and subsistence. Beneficiaries include children and young people, single parents, elderly people, victims of domestic violence or abuse, asylum seekers and refugees, prisoners and ex-offenders, disabled people, and the working poor.
Through this, we are able to help single mothers, who have fled domestic violence with their young children and have used up their savings to try and build a new life. They may have been given an unfurnished council flat, so we provide them with beds, so that the children don’t have to sleep on the cold, hard floor.
We are able to help young men, who may have fallen in with a bad crowd and got sent to prison. Whilst inside, they may have studied plumbing and got a qualification, but upon release, they have no money to buy tools. We provide funding towards that, so that they do not have to re-offend and can create a better future for themselves.
We are also able to help asylum seekers, who have fled their homes as a result of persecution or torture. It can take a long time for the authorities to make a decision on whether they can stay in the UK and they are not allowed to work during this time. Many of them want to study and contribute to the society that has welcomed them as soon as they are allowed to work, so we buy bus passes and books for them to make sure they can go to college.
Beds, plumbing tools, bus passes, and books – it’s not much for most of us, but it can have a massive impact on someone else’s life.
This Ramadan, we are launching the Charity Begins At Home fundraising appeal, so that you can help us help more people living in poverty across the UK with our grants.
Our average grant size is £220, so we are aiming to raise enough to support 100 more families over the year.
We do not take any admin fees from donations, so you can be assured that 100% of your donation will go towards our beneficiaries.
raised towards £22,000.00 target
Jun 01, 2018
May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018
Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £707.50
Raised offline £220.00