Supporting organisations

With thanks to all those who have enabled our 2021 UK Aid Match Appeal through their commitment to supporting people in the poorest parts of South Asia whose lives have been devastated by COVID-19.

Strategic Match Funding 

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

We are hugely grateful that the British Asian Trust has been selected to take part in the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)’s UK Aid Match programme meaning that the FCDO will double all public donations made to our If I Can, She Can Appeal before 31 May 2021. Public donations and the matching from the UK government will enable us to deliver all our work across South Asia, including up to £2m that we will invest into our Women’s Economic Empowerment programme.

Official pro bono partners

With grateful thanks to our official pro bono partners for their added value and commitment to our Appeal.

  • Bestway
  • GEO TV
  • Sunrise Radio: Sunrise Radio is a 24-hour commercial radio station, focusing on entertainment, music and news from the South Asian subcontinent. It broadcasts to the Greater London area on 963/972 AM, and on DAB (SDL National). Options to tune in are also available via, or APP and smart enabled devices.

Supporting partners

With grateful thanks to our network of supporting organisations.

  • Accenture: Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. 

  • Algebra ConsultingAlgebra Consulting is a boutique consulting firm serving clients, particularly in the Muslim cultural economic sectors, in addition to mainstream organisations serving Muslim communities. They assist brands to connect with end-users via strategic solutions and act as a cross-cultural gateway, providing greater platforms for the Halal Economy. 
  • Al MaidahAl Maidah is a multi-award-winning wedding venue, event caterer and restaurant based in Manchester, offering high-end Asian cuisine and the  hosting of weddings, banquets and parties. Their dedicated team provides a bespoke client service for every occasion, with an emphasis on fine dining, precision planning and quality.   
  • All Pakistan Women’s Association: The All Pakistan Women’s Association is a voluntary, non-profit organisation that promotes the social and economic welfare and education of the women of Pakistan.
  • Association of Muslim Schools: The Association of Muslim Schools (AMS) began in 1992 to coordinate the work of Muslim schools and share best practice in advancing children’s education in the UK. AMS is recognised by the Department for Education (DfE) as representing the interests of Muslim schools and for supporting its members.

  • British Pakistan Foundation: BPF provides a single platform to “engage, unite and empower” the over 1 million British Pakistani community by creating valuable networks, making a real difference to the work and lives of our members and by representing the best interests of our community.

  • BT Group PLC
  • Civil Service Muslim Network: The Civil Service Muslim Network represents Muslim civil servants and Muslim Networks in over 20 departments and public bodies including the Home Office Muslim Network. We aim to ensure that the Civil Service is inclusive of the needs and views of Muslim civil servants.

  • Emerald Network: The Emerald Network- a Muslim Professionals Social Network – is a platform for showcasing Arts, Businesses and Charities (A-B-C). Established post-Eid in 2004, it is the UK’s longest established network of its kind and a source of inspiration and positive contributions of Muslims in Britain.
  • Leylaty EventsEstablished in the venue, food and hospitality sector for over ten years, the team at Leylaty cater for the luxury events market for those looking for signature event design and décor. Based in London and Manchester; they are strategically based to be able to cover events nationwide. 

  • Muslim Professionals Network (MPN): The MPN is a networking platform for Muslim Professionals in the UK aiming to connect like-minded professionals and channel their skills to support initiatives ranging from mentoring to philanthropy. 

  • Muslim Teachers Association: The Muslim Teachers Association was established in 1979 and is run by and for Muslim teachers. We aim to be the first point of call for Muslim teachers and educators alike, as well as those interested in the education of Muslim pupils and supporting Muslim teachers. 
  • Naz Legacy Foundation: Founded in 2012, the Naz Legacy Foundation is a UK-based charity which seeks to promote excellence in education and positive integration into British society. The Foundation was established to continue the legacy of the late Naz Bokhari OBE.
  • Oceanic Group: Oceanic Group’s main objective is to help businesses promote their work and reach their target industry or community groups. The experienced team offers further brand enhancement through diverse offerings of consultation, strategic PR, advertising, events management, and in particular high-profile award ceremonies celebrating success.

  • Oriental Club Express: The Oriental Club recently launched Oriental Club Express as a way of bringing a taste of the Club to the homes of Members and friends of the Club during lockdown. Their premium meal delivery service is available anywhere in the UK Mainland.
  • Pakistan Britain Business Council: The Pakistan Britain Business Council is the only official body established by both UK and Pakistan governments with a mandate to promote and develop bilateral trade and investment between the UK and Pakistan.

  • Ruislip Muslim Mums & Friends: Started in 2017, Ruislip Muslim Mums & Friends is a non-profit community initiative, that brings the local community together through education. Also, by giving the Muslim and wider community a voice we feel we can educate ourselves better and be a positive influence on society.

  • UBL UK - A bank for the community: Formed in 2001 from the merger of the UK branches of United Bank Limited and National Bank of Pakistan, which had both been operating in the UK since the mid-1960s; the Company provides retail banking products, wholesale banking, treasury and money transmission services, and finance facilities to businesses.