We're using Zakat to empower and transform lives in our local community.
This is how your Zakat is making an impact
of Zakat funds distributed in Australia since 2013.
cases received in Australia since 2013
Homelessness & Housing
Refugees, New Migrants, Travellers, Overseas Students
Single Parents, Widows, Orphans, Reverts
At NZF we aim to utilise Zakat funds collected in Australia to provide a lifeline for local, deserving recipients. This group consists of some of the most vulnerable members of our community, including widows, orphans, refugees, the elderly and the homeless.
Our highest priority and most basic type of assistance is providing immediate temporary accommodation to a sister who is on the street, or assisting with funeral expenses for a sudden death in the family or many more emergency situations.
We run programs to help refugees manage their circumstances whilst living in the community such as financial assistance, helping them in enrolling their children in school, networking within the local community, finding a rental house and more.
Since 2013, we have built a network of businesses such as grocers and butchers through whom a Zakat recipient can redeem NZF Food Vouchers. This ensures Zakat funds are being used to empower multiple entities within our local community.
We have partnered with various professional services such as financial planners, 20, training institutes, employment agencies etc. where we are able to refer suitable clients to use their services often free of charge.
A few homes in NSW have been leased to serve as short term accommodation that provide a safe environment particularly for our sisters while going through a period of difficulty such as escaping from domestic violence.
We provide grants to families who are unable to provide for basic necessities for children to go to school at the start of the school year.