100% Donations Policy

    Ummah Welfare Trust operates on a unique 100% donations policy. Every penny of Zakah, Sadaqah and Lillah received is used strictly for charitable purposes.

    100 % Donations Policy

    'Indeed Allah commands that you should render back the trusts to those to whom they are due.'

    - Surah Nisa, Verse 58

    Ummah Welfare Trust understands the importance of amanah; the responsibility and accountability it brings.

    It is why every single pound that Ummah Welfare Trust receives is fully allocated to its designated project. Not a single penny is removed for other purposes.

    For example: If a donor gives £10 with the intention of helping a widow, Ummah Welfare Trust will ensure that the widow receives the full £10 inshaAllah.

    Alhamdulillah, since the charity's inception in 2001, not a single penny has ever been deducted for fundraising or administration costs.

    All the charity's costs are covered by:

    - 'Lillah' donations specified for administration. The charity has a separate account for its administration fund to ensure the 100% donations policy is maintained.

    - Income generated from UWT clothing banks. There are over 100 clothing banks across the UK. Donated clothes are sold and the income is allocated to the administration account.

    - Profits received from the UWT Ummah shops and charity shops. Ummah shops sell brand new Islamic items and the charity shops sell new and nearly-new clothing items that have been donated to UWT clothing banks.

    - Tax reclaimed from the UK government's Gift Aid scheme. This allows taxpayers to increase the value of their donation by 25%. This additional money is allocated to the charity's administration fund.

    Note: Not all funds in the administration account are used for administration. Surplus Gift aid funds are transferred to the charity's relief account. In 2012 for example, £125,000 from the administration account was transferred to the relief account and used to complete the construction of an orphanage in Pakistan.