"MCB Launches initiative to transform British Mosques"

www.reporterassociati.org - 09 September 2007

The Muslim Council of Britain (MBC) is launching a capacity building programme to improve the sustainability of Mosques and Muslim charities in the United Kingdom. Applications are welcome from all mosques and Muslim organisations. What is the MCB’s Capacity Building Programme?

This Capacity Building programme is part of the Muslim Council of Britain’s commitment to improve the sustainability of Mosques and Muslim Organisations in the United Kingdom. The Programme will target 100 medium sized Mosques and Muslim organisations from across the country to empower and capacity-build within a year. It will aim to put them firmly on the road to achieve their tasks better in everything they do. There are a good number of successful mosques and their experience would enhance this programme. MCB will aim to work through key regional organisations and its affiliate groups to ensure that there is long term support to build the capacity of local Muslim communities to deliver lasting benefit. The overall objectives of the programme are to: • Equip organisations with improved capacity so that they are able to achieve their full potential • Provide training and make available flow of information to empower them so that they are able to aim for excellence without outside support • Enable the organisations to access information about funds and resources available and procedures of applying for them • Help them to gain sufficient knowledge and skills to play the role of a resource for other Muslim organisations in their area.

Spaces are limited With over 2000 Mosques and Muslim Organisations in the UK, places are very limited. The success of the Programme will be judged on the skills developed by individuals taking part in the training and how they are able to utilise these skills to improve the performance of their own organisation and of other Muslim groups in their region. It is expected that the ‘training period’ for participants will not exceed six months and may be a combination of work place learning, distant/remote project work and workshops. The MCB is determined to increase the capacity of our mosques so that they can build on their existing work and better serve the community. We also need to make our mosques more inclusive by encouraging more active participation of youths and women in mosques. To apply and to discover more about Mosques100 visit, download the information pack from the link provided. (The Muslim Council of Britain-MCB)

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