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The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre

Waqf Project

Almanaar Waqf Fundraising Campaign We have successfully negotiated with The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) who is developing the land at Acklam Road, Plot 5&6, opposite Almanaar, to create 32 flats from the 1st floor up. The ground floor has been offered to Almanaar as shell & core.

Almanaar will incure the cost for long lease and fit out, which is currently estimated to reach £1,200,000, including £580,000 for the lease only. As of 7th March 2024, we have raised donations from our community £301,263.00.

We are confident that, with Allah's help and blessings, we will raise the remaining amount to secure the lease and establish the social enterprise projects that will serve the community while generating sustainable income to Almanaar to continue delivering activities and services that meet the needs of our community in-sha-Allah.
Artist Drawing of the New Building in Acklam Road
Al-Manaar Waqf Fundraising Gala! Use this EventBrite Link to book your tickets
About Al-manaar

ACHIEVEMENTS DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Between March 2020 and March 2021 we distributed:
4,000

Face Masks distributed

1,400

Reusable prayer mats

3,400

Dates packs distributed

4,700

Food packages/groceries

3,700

Hot meals distributed

20,000

Food packages delivered to vulnerable members of community

Services offered During Lockdowns

Covid-19 Anti-body Tests accessed by 150 people

Covid-19 Vaccine virtual Information Sessions in English, Arabic and Somali languages

Almanaar Therapeutic Counselling Service delivered 875 sessions

Covid-19 Vaccinations administered at Al-Manaar Centre for 186 people. This number will increase during 2021

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

MISSION

  • Al Manaar is a national role model of social impact and engagement.

  • We aim to build on top of this success story

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 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

VISION

Expand our social impact for the community from the community

BREAKDOWN OF WAQF 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 Almanaar’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 Muslim community needs.

  4. A financially viable project that generates a sustainable stream of income so Almanaar does not have to rely on ad-hoc donations.

POTENTIAL USE CASES

  • Community kitchen rental space 157.5m2

  • Community nursery 149.3m2

TIME-TABLE

  • Finalize terms in 4-6 weeks

  • Conditional contract

  • RBKC Build: 18 months

  • Al-Manaar or tenants fit out: 6 months

QUESTIONS?

CONTACT: Tabassum Awan
EMAIL: t.awan@mchc.org.uk
PHONE: 07976109423

CONTACT: Abdurahman Sayed
EMAIL: A.sayed@mchc.org.uk
PHONE: 07500223914

“…Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves…” Qur’an 13:11


Make A Donation Donate online to the Waqf/Endowment Social Enterprise Project.

You can also donate offline by using the word “Waqf” when making a bank transfer or arranging standing order payments.

For further details on how to donate using different methods, see the section 'Ways To Donate'.

Ways To Donate

SMS DONATIONS

Donate via SMS Text message, to 70085.
Example: “MCHCTRUST 10″ to donate £10.
Texts will cost £10 plus standard rate message. Maximum donation by SMS is £20 pounds.

BANK TRANSFER

Account Name: The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre Trust
Account Number: 51001136
Sort Code: 60-15-33
IBAN: GB04NWBK60153351001136
Swift Code: NWBK GB2L
NatWest Bank

STANDING ORDER

If you would like to use a Standing Order form, Please click on the button below to download the PDF form, fill it in, and post it back to the Centre.

POST A CHEQUE

Make the cheque payable to "The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre Trust" and you can drop it off to reception of post it to 244 Acklam Road London W10 5YG England.

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