Muslim Aid and NZF join forces to tackle growing Muslim hardship across the UK.
Thursday 21st April, 2022
There are more Muslims struggling with the basic cost-of-living across the UK than ever before, with applications to National Zakat Foundation’s Hardship Relief Fund up 90% in the last year.
To help ease the suffering felt by so many, Muslim Aid is making a £100,000 contribution to this fund to help Muslims pay for basics like food, clothing and heating bills.
This latest partnership is an example of leading Islamic organisations coming together to respond to the urgent needs of Muslims in our communities.
Muslim Aid’s £100,000 grant will distribute Zakat to those in genuine need right here in the UK, through NZF’s direct distribution service that spans Muslim communities in towns and cities right across the UK.
A record number of Muslims in the UK are seeking financial support due to the rising cost of living, with many in our communities struggling to pay for food and heating. Over half of applicants are refugees or asylum seekers who have recently arrived in the UK, and so NZF’s local distribution of Zakat aligns with Muslim Aid’s international work.