MENA Common Purpose programme

Islamic Relief UK
Islamic Relief UK

In brief, we are seeking to identify and bring together the UK’s most promising leaders from Muslim majority countries with a desire to support and strengthen their communities in the UK and the MENA region.  We welcome applications from diaspora leaders from the following communities in particular – Syria, Turkey, Sudan, Yemen, Morocco, Palestine, Lebanon, Somalia, Somaliland, and Libya – but are open to applications from across the wider region.   We are looking for people who are passionate about improving the lives of their communities in the MENA region and in the UK, and who feel they would benefit from the opportunity to build new networks, develop their leadership capabilities, and share new ideas for positive impact on their communities in the future. The programme itself which is sponsored by Islamic Relief will run in September and will include two residential days as well as a number of online elements.

More information in the attached and at the MENA Diaspora Programme  ( The deadline to apply is midnight on 19 July.

If anyone from this borough submits an application can they please advice us at