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Carers Worldwide Match Funded for new Community Caring Centre

The Cosaraf Foundation have awarded £1,750 in match funding towards the Campaign for a new Community Caring Centre.

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Cosaraf award £1,000 grant to local Hitchin Hamper Appeal

The Cosaraf Foundation have awarded £1,000 to a local community hamper appeal to ensure young people sleep tight this winter.

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Pakistan Partner Paving the Way for Women’s Empowerment

The Cosaraf Foundation’s lead partner in Pakistan, the Fahmida Begum Foundation, have launched their new Women’s Empowerment Programme in partnership with Seed Ventures.

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Pakistan Partners’ Warm Welcome to Cosaraf

The Cosaraf Foundation’s Senior Strategic Advisor, Jonathan, received a warm welcome on his whistle-stop tour of Pakistan from our valued partners.  Accompanied by our Pakistan Director, Ahmer, they had a packed itinerary and were able to see the immense impact of the Foundation’s support.

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Sheikh Scholars Lead the Way

The Cosaraf Foundation’s Sheikh Family Scholars, past and present, enjoy a day in Cambridge on the second annual Leadership Training Day.

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£5,000 Grant Awarded for Pakistan Flood Relief Efforts

The Cosaraf Foundation has pledged emergency support to Sehat Kahani in their Pakistan flood relief efforts.

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Sheikh Scholar’s Success in Schroders UK Platform Awards 2022

The Cosaraf Foundation’s Sheikh Family Scholar, Momodou Musa Touray, achieves recognition in annual Schroders Awards 2022.

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With Deepest Sympathy

We join the nation, Commonwealth and wider world in mourning the death of HM The Queen

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COSARAF Foundation launches third year of Scholars’ Fund

COSARAF Foundation opens for third round of hardship funds for Muslim undergraduate home students in financial difficulties.

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COSARAF Foundation publishes Annual Impact Report 2021

Today we published our 2021 Annual Impact Report highlighting the key achievements and milestones from the previous year. The report outlines the importance of our work and the impact it has had on people’s lives. The COSARAF Foundation continues to focus on activity in the UK, Pakistan and East Africa, particularly Kenya.

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COSARAF Foundation Ramadan Projects 2022

The Foundation contributed to a number of relief projects throughout Ramadan both here in the UK and internationally.

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Annual Report 2020/2021 published

The Foundation is delighted to publish its Annual Report and accounts for the financial year 2020/21. Please click here to read it.

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Winner of Enterprise Challenge Pakistan 2021 launches business

The COSARAF Foundation is thrilled to announce that the winners of last year’s Enterprise Challenge Pakistan have officially launched their business, Sell Hunza.

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COSARAF Foundation Country Reports 2020-2021

The COSARAF Foundation Country Reports give an in depth look at the work the Foundation is doing in it’s three priority countries: UK, Pakistan and Kenya. These are intended to showcase the work that has been carried out in each country, highlighting different grantees and approaches to meeting our strategic priorities.

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COSARAF Foundation launches second year of Scholars’ Fund

COSARAF Foundation announces hardship fund for Muslim undergraduate home students in financial difficulties.

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The Foundation publishes its Annual Impact Report

In line with the Foundation’s commitment to transparency and continuous improvement, we are delighted to publish our first Impact Report. The Impact Report, which covers the calendar year 2020, sets out the impact that the Foundation’s work has made in respect of its three over-arching strategic priorities of: Promoting strong and cohesive communities Enabling young … Continued

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Annual Report 2019/2020 published

The Foundation is delighted to publish its Annual Report and accounts for the financial year 2019/20.

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COSARAF funds Ghusal (washing and shrouding) parlour for Kenya masjid

The Foundation is pleased to have been able to support the building of this essential provision at the masjid.

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Foundation CEO Jonathan Freeman recognised with an MBE for services to charity

Jonathan Freeman, the Foundation’s CEO (Interim) has been recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List with an MBE for services to charity. Under his leadership, Jonathan has helped the Foundation to develop a powerful new strategy focussed on building strong and cohesive communities, enabling young people to reach their potential and empowering … Continued

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Foundation announces support for leading schools enterprise programme in Pakistan

The Foundation is delighted to announce its support for the Enterprise Challenge Pakistan programme, in a new partnership with The Prince’s Trust International.

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Foundation trustee and care sector business leader Farouq Sheikh awarded OBE for services to specialist social care

The Foundation is delighted that founder trustee Farouq Sheikh has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his work in specialist social care in the business sector, as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday honours list. Farouq Sheikh founded CareTech with his brother Haroon Sheikh in … Continued

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Success of student supported at Africa’s leading STEM-focused academy for girls

Providing support for women and girls to engage with STEM education is one of the central pillars for creating a sustainable future for Africa.

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COSARAF Foundation announces hardship fund for Muslim undergraduate home students in financial difficulties

Research shows that “access to Russell Group universities is far from ‘fair’ for those from poorer backgrounds and those from certain ethnic minorities.” This matters for reasons of fairness and equity but also because of the importance of higher education to social mobility and to integration. As the Social Mobility Commission’s recent report argued, “Inequitable … Continued

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COSARAF Foundation Ramadan Projects 2020

This year Ramadan coincided with the COVID outbreak. We identified a range of risks and worked with local partners to design new delivery mechanisms. As a Foundation, COSARAF continued to help thousands across the world; feeding the fasting and transforming lives for the better.

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