70% of charities said that they will ‘go bust’ by the end of the year, according to a survey by the Directory for Social Change. Despite this, many Muslim charities seem to be weathering the storm. Some are even reporting a significant growth in giving during Ramadan in 2020, which is typically the busiest time of the year for Muslim charities.
Up until now, there has been limited research into Muslim giving in the UK. A recent report authored by Professor Cathy Pharoah, of Cass Business School, has sought to change this. The report, ‘Building a picture of Muslim philanthropy in the UK context’ aims to provide the first comprehensive overview of the sector, looking at existing data and analysis of annual reports and accounts.
The report paints a picture of a strong and diverse sub-sector with a great focus on international humanitarian projects. At the same time, a growing number of organisations are emerging with a particularly UK-focus, NZF among them.
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