Our UK projects
Human Appeal's work in the UK
For the past 10 years, Human Appeal has been working across the UK in diverse thematic areas, including education and training, emergency flood relief, and domestic abuse. We’re committed to helping tackle social discrimination and creating positive social change amongst British people of all faiths and beliefs.
Funding approachable parenting project to promote an effective, nurturing family environment where children can thrive, particularly those growing up in disadvantaged and vulnerable families.
Supporting Ramadan Tent's Open Iftar to help foster greater understanding between communities. Ramadan Tent's Open Iftar is a community-led initiative that brings people together people of different faiths and beliefs and the homeless during the month of Ramadan for the sharing of food and stories.
Research and policy work
Funding Muslim Climate Action (MCA) to support its efforts in commissioning a research paper looking into the current relationship between British Muslim Communities, the UK Government, climate change, and climate change policy. The study will be an in-depth exploration of historical context, current capacities and future engagement opportunities across the socio-political spectrum taking into account religious sensitivities and the mounting urgency of climate change. It will be completed by March 2017 and will shape the direction of MCA's future campaigns on climate change.
Working with the Mosaic Primary School Mentoring Programme to improve the self-confidence, self-efficacy and employability of pupils in some of the most deprived areas of the country. Last year, we made a difference to the lives of 1,530 children and were able to deliver 19 graduation ceremonies over London, the South East, West Midlands, North West and Yorkshire. Find out more here.
Previous UK projects
In 2015 we joined forces with Deaf World, a grassroots organisation that adapts national youth programmes to meet the needs of deaf people from ethnic minority backgrounds. As a result, 60 young people were able to access the services provided by Deaf World, with all the feedback suggesting that the services were accessible, culturally relevant and have had a positive impact on the individuals and their families.
Our Haven Women’s Project was launched in September 2013, helping over 20 women, from Birmingham and London, who had suffered from domestic abuse and were struggling to put their lives back together. Our Haven took service users on a journey of healing and empowerment. Homeless women were re-housed in a safe environment and other support included legal assistance, benefit advice and advocacy, as well as immigration and financial support.