By the grace of Allah for the last 20 years, the Quran school at Didsbury mosque has taught thousands of our children Quran and Islamic education.
Many of them have memorised the entire Quran and have become teachers in our Quran school.
Due to the ever-expanding demand for our school, we are in great need of extra space! We are currently trying to use every little available space to meet the increasing demand during the weekend Quran school, students are being taught in offices and prayer halls.
By the will of Allah, we plan to build a dedicated Quran school space which will be built as a mezzanine above the hall which will consist of 10 classrooms, a teachers’ room with a toilet, a meeting room, four offices, and a hall.
Due to the lack of financial resources, we had to divide the project into three phases;
The first phase was to convert three offices into two classrooms, a meeting room, and four offices was completed on October 2022.
The second phase is to build a large hall by joining the activities hall with the women's small hall located below the mezzanine floor, we are planning to complete this phase before Ramadan this year (2023).
The final stage consists of eight classrooms, a teachers’ room with a toilet, and the reception area will start after Ramadan this year (2023) and is expected to be completed by August 2023 in sha Allah.
We are expecting to complete the project within the £450K budget. Up to Feb 2023, we raised £253K.
We are asking you to donate to this important project during this holy month educating our future generations by teaching them Quran and Islam, and inshAllah gaining the pleasure and reward of Allah (s).
Please help your mosque, we can get an extra 25p for every £1 you donate for your qurbani (at no cost to you) by selecting Gift Aid when you donate.
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a scheme available to charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs). It means they can claim extra money from HMRC.
The charity or CASC can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. That's as long as you’ve paid the basic rate of tax and make the donation from your own funds. That means Gift Aid can increase the value of your donations by 25%, so you can give even more to the causes you care about.
Gift Aid is important for charities, and means millions of pounds extra go to the charity sector. Each time an eligible tax payer donates and forgets to tick the Gift Aid box, the charity misses out.
Are my donations eligible for Gift Aid?
A charity can claim Gift Aid when you make a monetary donation from your own funds and have paid UK Income and / or Capital Gains Tax during that tax year.
The amount of tax you pay needs to be at least equal to the value of Gift Aid the charity or CASC will claim on your donation(s).
If circumstances change and you no longer pay enough tax, it’s important to tell all the charities you support. If you don’t tell them and they continue claiming Gift Aid, you’ll need to pay any difference back to HMRC. For more details visit https://www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid#1
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