Islamic Help

Islamic Help

At a glance


  • Education
  • Environment
  • Faith and ethics
  • International development
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Women
  • Young people

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Islamic Help is a UK registered-charity and international NGO established in 2003 by a group of young people determined to make a difference to the lives of those afflicted by poverty and suffering. Since then, Islamic Help has helped change countless lives for the better across 20 countries, and even been part of an Oscar winning documentary called Saving Face.

In recent years, Islamic Help has continued providing emergency relief following major disasters and has delivered humanitarian aid to hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced as a result of conflicts like Gaza, the Central African Republic and Syria.

We have also established long term programmes to help communities with water, livelihoods, health, education, community building, environmental sustainability and orphan care.

Since it was established, Islamic Help has maintained its unique grassroots and community-led ethos allowing it to engage with, and engage the services of, the UK community so as to make a difference to the lives of those in need. It remains dependent on its dedicated and active volunteers who provide the grassroots input into its work.


We have teams in the UK, and all across the world who identify an area of need. This may be an emergency response, or an area that needs more long term development. Once the need has been identified, we ensure we carry out rigorous assessments to ensure our donors money is being put to its best use. When we know we have identified an area of need, we ensure that in depth planning is carried out in order to maximise our resources.

These resources would not be available without our hardworking fundraising staff, dedicated volunteers and generous donors. Our fundraising staff and volunteers put in time and effort to organise events, such as challenges (skydives, bungee jumps etc.), educational seminars, TV appeals, fundraising dinners and much more. Our donors then attend or take part in these events and their generous donations help us change lives for the better all across the world.

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