Muslim Charities Forum members expect to raise £50m during Ramadan
The Muslim Charities Forum has said its members expect to raise a total of around £50m for their causes during the holy month of Ramadan.
The umbrella organisation canvassed its members, which consists of aid agencies, asking how much they expect to raise during Ramadan which started last week. A spokesman from the Muslim Charities Forum also said that across the sector, the organisations would predict around £100m to be raised during the month.
Jehangir Malik, UK director of Islamic Relief, the largest Muslim charity, said the charity typically receives a third of its annual income during Ramadan and it expects to raise £10m from public donations. The charity will also receive match funding up to £5m from the UK government.
He said: “Already we are seeing the benefit of this partnership, with online donations up 45 per cent on last year in our first ten days of fundraising. We have made a very positive start towards our £10 million target for public donations, which with match funding would generate a total of £15 million.”