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Article Posted • 02 Feb 2023

Amal receives a grant from Islamic Relief UK

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Amal receives a grant from Islamic Relief UK

We are delighted to have received a grant from faith inspired organisation Islamic Relief UK. Highly respected as one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, Islamic Relief UK has been responding to disasters and fighting poverty since 1984. It is a member of the UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee and an implementing partner for the UN Refugee Agency, World Food Programme and other major aid agencies. In 2022 it won “Charity of the Year” at the Third Sector Awards. Amal shares two values with Islamic Relief UK – compassion and social justice.

Islamic Relief UK supports initiatives which empower and increase support for marginalised and vulnerable people and their communities. Its grant to Amal enables women to capture and share their journeys from Bangladesh to Birmingham using the centuries’ old tradition of kantha stitching to embroider designs shaped by their experiences onto a range of products and share them with other communities through exhibitions. In the safe space provided by local organisation New Hope Global, the women will learn new skills, raise awareness of their cultures and backgrounds, form important bonds within the community and be empowered by seeing their stories heard and recognised by the wider community.

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Forming Part of

Amal’s Co-created Projects Programme

This project is part of Amal’s Co-created Projects programme.  We support high-quality arts projects that are co-created by Muslims and creative professionals and showcased within the wider community. These provide Muslims with opportunities they would not otherwise have to express their creativity in ways that matter to them.  By enabling experimentation between Muslim artists and communities, these projects model ways in which the UK’s arts and cultural mainstream could more fully and authentically represent and engage Muslims as individuals and communities.