Khizra Foundation is a community group formed in 2010 to support and empower the many generations of Muslims living in the UK to, build heritage-based roots and create channels of communication and expression of their identity and celebration of their contribution to society. The Charities Commission’s Small Charity Constitution governs the group.
The group’s activities are in the most part, run by family, volunteers and freelancers. There are three main trustees that form the basis of the foundation.
Projects, events and job roles have been funded by the HLF, Aziz Foundation and private funders. Although, we are actively seeking to broaden our funding base. The Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative is the vehicle of all the foundations work at present.
Aims of Khizra Foundation
- To educate and empower the Muslim community in the importance of creating tangible connections between their Muslim heritage and the representation of their identity in the wider society.
- To engage with a large and diverse audience with the purpose to promote understanding, awareness and learning about the everyday aspects of Muslims lives.
- To identify, document and celebrate the contribution of Muslims in society today and in an historical context.
- To encourage engagement with museums and archive collections.