The CoM is also working in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council and has set up a Community Chest, offering local mosques and Islamic centres an opportunity to apply for grants to deliver small-scale community projects. The grants are intended to expose these organizations to funding application, monitoring, and delivery procedures so that they might grow and apply for larger amounts from larger statutory funding bodies, thereby increasing services to the local Tower Hamlets community.
The aim of these grants is to fund four areas of work:
- Increase involvement of women in mosque activities, decision making and governance.
- Increase involvement of youth in mosque activities, decision making and governance.
- Promote community cohesion, interfaith work or dialogue.
- Focus on tackling extremist ideology.