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Plan

The Plan

For the First Masjid in the South Lake District

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Know the fundraising phases

Here we summarise for you the broad phases of this project, keeping you updated regarding the latest developments and news.

Phase One

Phase One

Funds of approx. £165,000 were urgently raised from within the South Lakes Muslim community to secure a small plot of land in Dalton-in-Furness. The swiftness with which this phase was complete demonstrated the real thirst and desire to establish local Masjid.

Phase Two

Phase Two

2021 brought with it wonderful success Alhamdulillaah. All figures are approximate for ease of understanding and gift-aid has been included here: Ramadan £200k; Dhul-Hijjah £100k; Creative fundraising idea cycle4slic £100k; Build your home in Jannah event - Preston - £100k. A grand total of approx. £500k.

 

Phase Three

Phase Three

Entire project may well cost close to 1.5 million. We are continuing fundraising because we know the real challenge in stopping and starting any building project if funds are a concern. So we hope to fundraise for the entire project so that construction can then be smoothly completed within one year. This means we have 1 million to raise!

Know the construction phases

Here we summarise for you the broad phases of construction.

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Phase One

Phase One

To Purchase Land - Completed

Phase Two

Phase Two

Initially, this was to build the shell for the masjid in 2021. However, the best thing that happened in 2021's fundraising effort was advice and guidance from multiple donors, including our current architect, which allowed us to refine the Masjid and its facilities to better suit the community. We submitted for full planning permission in December 2021 with the new design and await to hear from the council. It is looking promising after meetings with the council, and considering we had planning permission in principle for the previous design, we hope for no barrier inshaaAllaah. The decision date has been moved forward to May 2022.

Phase Three

Phase Three

To complete the full build by the end of 2023 inshaaAllaah, including finishing touches and beginning to establish an endowment so that the Masjid's sustainability costs are covered.

Implementing the vision

Below you will find what has been done so far and what we are currently engaging in:

  1. South Lakes Islamic Centre formed;
  2. Official charity status obtained;
  3. Official gift aid status obtained;
  4. Land identified and purchased through internal funding;
  5. Preliminary drawings drawn for outline planning permission;
  6. Outline planning permission successful (conversion of commercial site to community centre and masjid construction);
  7. Official online fundraising effort launched on www.launchgood.com/slic;
  8. Official online website launched on www.slic.uk;
  9. Official offline fundraising efforts continue, meeting with businesses, focus groups, charity dinners;
  10. Architectural firm employed for more detailed designing and applying for full planning permission;
  11. Creative fundraising ideas succeed; with cycle4slic and build your home in Jannah fundraising dinner;
  12. A generous local business man donated a floor of his property for regular SLIC activities and Jumua;
  13. Land surveys completed and full planning permission submitted December 2021;
  14. A promising focus group with the local council, building bridges and understanding the cause;
  15. Professional internal restructuring of SLIC to meet the challenges of construction;
  16. Awaiting the full planning permission April 2022 (Ramadan);
  17. Engaging the local community to address interim needs, including Jumua and Taraweeh;
  18. Currently planning for Ramadan and the theme for 2022 "So for this let the competitors compete" [Quran 83:26];
  19. Fundraising efforts continue.

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The most beloved of places to Allah is the mosque
Whoever relieves the hardship of a believer in this world, Allah will relieve his hardship on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever helps ease one in difficulty, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and in the Hereafter.
Whoever build a mosque for Allah – be it large or small – Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.
Help us reach our target by
30/12/2022

Please join hands and help us complete raising the full 1.5million by the end of this year. What is more important the this number, is you spreading the word to everyone you know, and helping enact creative fundraising ideas.

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