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Apply for Help from National Zakat Foundation

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please read the Am I Eligible? Section below to see if you can apply for support.

What is Zakat?

Zakat, the third foundation of Islam, is a contribution (minimum 2.5%) paid by Muslims for the resourcing of the Muslim community. Zakat collected by National Zakat Foundation is entirely aimed at the needs of the Muslim community in the United Kingdom.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be Muslim
  • Demonstrate that your circumstances mean that you cannot, or will soon not be able to finance your basic needs (food, clothing and accommodation)
  • Declare all income and expenses, assets and debts

What Can You Help Me With?

NZF can help with four main areas of support:

  • Essential Needs
  • Economic Empowerment Activities
  • Legal Fees
  • Debt Relief

Please see below for more details

Essential Needs
You may apply for support with your essential needs no more than twice in a 12-month period.

Other Needs
If you have received a grant from NZF in the last 3 months, a new application will not be considered for until 3 months have passed.

Once 3 months have passed, any new application that you submit will only be considered by NZF if you circumstances have changed and your support need is different.

What Happens Next?

If you have read the above information and believe that you are eligible for support, please fill in an application form, using the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

Once you have completed your application and submitted all your supporting documents, your application will be ready to be assessed by a caseworker.

We receive a large number of applications, but we do endeavour to respond as quickly as possible. You will receive a confirmation email from you us which will tell you when you can expect to hear from a caseworker.

If your support need is not listed above, unfortunately, we are not able to help you at this time. Depending on your circumstances, you may find these organisations helpful.

- NRPF Network
- Refugee Council
- Refugee Action
- Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
- Shelter
- Crisis
- Citizens Advice Bureau

How Can I Give Feedback?

NZF is committed to providing high- quality and fair service to all applicants and your feedback is always welcome.

Please email and we will endeavour to respond to your email in a timely manner.


Meet the Team

Introducing the people behind the National Zakat Foundation