Al Manaar is a national role model of social impact and engagement.
We aim to build on top of this success story
Leading centre of first victim response
Regular congregations and services for thousands of locals
Best managed Islamic community centre in the UK
Homeless support & Community Hub Kitchen
Joint success with Megan and the famous cookbook “Together”
Deep relationships with the Royal Family, Christians, Jewish and interfaith communities
Fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support
ACHIEVEMENTS DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
Between March 2020 and March 2021 we distributed:
1. Masks: 4000
2. Reusable prayer mats: 1400
3. Dates: 3400 packs
4. Food packages/groceries: 4700
5. Hot meals: 3700
6. In partership with Age-UK K&C, Over 20000 food packages were delivered to vulnerable elderly members of the wider community.
1. Covid-19 Anti-body Tests accessed by 150 people
2. Covid-19 Vaccinations administered at Al-Manaar Centre for 186 people. This number will increase during 2021.
3. Al-Manaar Therapeutic Counselling Service delivered 875 sessions.
4. Regular Weekly Sessions for New Muslims and those interested in Islam, covering topics on the basics of the faith to intellectual discussions on history and health.
5. Covid-19 Vaccine virtual Information Sessions in English, Arabic and Somali languages.
Making a social impact For the community From the community
Al Manaar (MCHC) has successfully negotiated a partnership with The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RKBC).
RBKC is developing the land on Acklam Road opposite Al Manaar and creating approx 40 flats from the 1st floor up.
The ground floor has been offered to Al Manaar who will pay a lease premium to RBKC for the enhanced shell & core build and further for the fit out circa
BREAKDOWN OF PROJECT COST
Lease premium for enhanced shell and core: £580,000
Internal fit out cost high level estimate: £420,000
On cost estimated as 12% of lease premium + internal fit out: £120,000
Legal, Insurance and Associated Costs: £80,000
TOTAL estimate: £1,200,000
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
1. To build on Al-Manaar’s status as a national role model of social engagement.
2. To bring to fruition a community led project in partnership with the Local Authority
3. The provision of new services that respond to local need – more detail later.
4. Services to be accessible and serve all the community, people of all faiths and none.
5. A financially viable project that generates a sustainable stream of income so Al Manaar does not have to rely on ad-hoc donations.
COMMUNITY NURSERY 149.3m2
COMMUNITY KITCHEN RENTAL SPACE 157.5m2
A COMMERCIAL KITCHEN FACILITY FOR THE COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSES TO RENT
The community kitchen rental space will be an extension of the service already in place inside Al-Manaar’s kitchen. This generates £54,000 annually, set up initially by the Royal Foundation.
There are many success stories that have come about through this space – one lady from Grenfell, not previously employed is now operating a successful catering business.
□ Kitchen rented for an average of 4 hours per day at £55 per hour will generate approx. £86,000 in revenue. Highlighted in green on P&L on the next slide.
□ Expenses: Part time staff to operate this space and advertising costs relatively low.
□ Secure, predictable revenue streams through kitchen rental space due to ability to contract with tenants.
PROBLEM: The rise of street food in London over the last 10-15 years has seen an increase in businesses in search of kitchen space.
SOLUTION: Kitchen space rental enables SME’s & individuals to rent commercial kitchens without entering long leases.
Vision: Al Manaar to employ a manager to effectively manage, schedule, optimize kitchen rental space and a Friday Grab & Go Café.
□ Al-Manaar’s proximity to Portobello road makes this a particularly attractive prospect
Use case for this real estate scenario. This currently generates £54,000 annually at £30 per hour. Market value is min £55 per hour.
□ The housing development will increase footfall for the Grab & Go Café.
□ Advertise space on Platforms such as Kitchup – https://www.kitchup.co.uk/ “the space for food entrepreneurs and kitchen space”
COMMUNITY NURSERY – EXPANDING THE EXISTING NURSERY WITHIN AL MANAAR
There is an existing nursery on the site at Al Manaar which has been in business for over 15 years. We can enable them to take on additional children in the new space. There is also the option to take over and manage this ourselves, although this is less desirable due to high costs and time involved with regulation.
Background: There is a robust and lively community in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), (especially around Al Manaar), who tend to be active professionals with young families. There is strong demand for childcare across the United Kingdom, and particularly this borough for the provision of childcare for infants from 0 to 5 years.
Many nurseries in the area charge over £2000/ month without government funding. There are no other nurseries or pre-schools in the vicinity with comparable premises, parking or road-side visibility.
PROBLEM: There is a shortage of nurseries and community-led childcare in the area.
SOLUTION: This is a stable business for which an operator can take a long teram lease within community building.
Al Manaar currently rents space from its building to a nursery business. There is a potential for this business to move to the new site and expand the number of spaces. The projected setting can hold 45 children full-time. The approx market fees this number can generate per child is £815.1/ month which equates to a maximum monthly revenue of £33000 to £36,675. (with Capacity of 1500 Square feet).
Finalize terms in 4-6 weeks
RBKC Build: 18 months
Al-Manaar or tenants fit out: 6 months
JOIN US IN OUR MISSION TO
Generate a sustainable stream of income that secures the future of Al-Manaar and the community it serves.
To donate to the Waqf/Endowment Social Enterprise Project, please (click here). Please use the word “Waqf” when making bank transfer or arranging standing order payments.
Also you can Donate through LAUNCHGOOD Fundraising Platform
QUESTIONS & NEXT STEPS
CONTACT: Abdurahman Sayed
EMAIL: [email protected]
CONTACT: Tabassum Awan
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