Preston Muslim Forum

Business Plan

2005 – 2007



 

Registered Charity Number:           1064609

Company registration number:      3054937

 

 

Contents

 

1.     Executive Summary………………………………………………

2.  Vision, Mission & Aims………………………………………….

3.  Management Board……………………………………………...

4.  Staffing Structure…………………………………………………

5.  Organisation Structure…………………………………………..

6.  Marketing…………………………………………………………

7.  Fundraising……………………………………………………….

8.  Work Programme 2004-2005……………………………………

Appendix 1…Global Perspective ……………………………..

Appendix 2 (Projected Budget-2006-2007)…………………..…

 

 

 1. Executive Summary

Preston Muslim Forum (PMF) is a registered charity and established as a company limited by guarantee. Established in 1991, it operates in the inner deprived wards of Preston.

 PMF’s team of one full time, three part time staff, 9 executive board members and numerous local volunteers provide variety of local services and high-level advocacy functions. At a local level we have a drop in centre, which provides Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) on life long learning pathways and employment. Our staff and volunteers also provide general help and advice on social, welfare and health issues. This is in addition to surgeries from Department of Works & Pension, Job Centre plus, Pension Services, Police, Housing, Council Tax, MP, Citizen Advice Bureau, Immigration  and so on being held at PMF.

To meet ever-growing demands from the community and especially the young people, the additional facilities at Castleton Road are now up and running.  This venue is known as ‘Hamaara Centre’ (Our Centre) and delivers activities related to young people, senior citizens and women.

PMF’s board members play an active role in aiding and guiding the policies of local statutory providers and ensure that the needs of the community are met. PMF has evolved into partner organisation and is recognised as a significant and valuable partner at strategic, tactical and operational level.

This 2 year business plan has two central themes:

The plan puts forward 10 strategic aims. The objectives may be over-lapping and most of them reflect what we already do. The core theme however remains ‘moving-on’, a combination of expansion and diversification.  PMF is now in an ideal position to embark on some bold initiatives and start building on the existing skills, knowledge and experience.

The plan heavily relies on continued support from our current partners and forging new alliances. The strategy to enhance the current staffing profile echoes our commitment to achieve the aims, as set out in this plan.

The organisation has been positively changing the lives of ethnic minorities in Preston for the past 12 years. This plan sets out a one-year future for it’s continued success.

 2.0         Vision, Mission and Aims

 2.1     Our Vision

 A striving, healthy and prosperous Muslim community actively contributing to the benefit of society as a whole.

 2.2     Our Mission

 To ensure that the Muslims and the local community at large actively contribute to, and benefit from regeneration and community development programmes by enabling people to engage, inform and participate through various learning initiatives.  PMF strives to foster understanding and co-operation between communities by developing community led solutions and advocating fair, effective and culturally sensitive public policies. 
 

2.3       Our Strategic Aims:

 2.3.1     Advocacy

 2.3.2     Health

2.3.3     Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG)

2.3.4     Employment

2.3.5     Women Development
2.3.6     Youth Development

2.3.7     Volunteer Development

2.3.8     Fostering and Adoption

2.3.9      Environment

2.3.10    Capacity Building

2.3.11  Inter-Faith

2.3.12  Social co-hesion

3.0     Management Board
Board members:

                Iqbal Patel

Yasmin Shakur

Fateema Maste

Latifa Patel

Ibrahim Member

Tasnim Bodi

Junaid Kalang

Sabbir Musa

Co-op member: 

Siraz Natha

 

Chief Officer:

Anis Faruki

 

staff

 

 

 

4.0     Organisation Structure - 1

Current management board – 2005-2006

 
Org chart 


  

5.0     Marketing

 
PMF has recognised the need to market and advertise the good work it has done to:

 PMF has considered following approaches to market itself. The strategy is a mix of professional and community based marketing techniques:

 5.1         Website

Website has already been developed and running.

 5.2         Information Pack

Information packs are being reviewed and redesigned to include appropriate information for maximum impact

 5.3         Panel Display

Panel display is now regularly used to promote PMF in the events such as open days, conferences, exhibition and so on

 5.4         Press Release

The unlimited opportunities offered by the media will now be utilised on regular basis to promote and publicise PMF

 5.5         Leafleting

PMF intends to embark on a concerted leaflet campaign through residential and business avenues

 5.6         Posters

Increase in number and size of posters is planned for various publicity purposes. This will also be distributed to local business and other voluntary and community organisations

 5.7         Events

To attend community network events throughout the year, to raise profile of PMF.

 5.8         Meetings

To have increased presence at key strategic meetings such as LSPs, community network, Surestart etc

 

6.0     Fundraising

 PMF’s funding strategy in the next 12 months will be to maximise funding from various sources such as statutory bodies, trusts and foundations and local patrons. Income generation strategy has not been full developed yet.

The ever increasing demands on the PMF’s resources means that PMF is now more committed to redouble its efforts in securing funding to match it’s level of services and also for sustainability of capital projects and staff expansion programme

PMF is on the final stage of exploring funding through voluntary donations from individuals and local businesses

 The usage facilities at the Hamaara Centre will be regulated through £1.00 per annum membership fee for all users. This will be administered by the Centre Manager.

 The 2nd tier of membership fees will include:

This will be administered by the youth advisory group

 It has been decided to deliver an equality awareness course, which will be delivered to organisations that need training and advice for it's staff. The charging policy will vary according to duration and details of the training. The approximate charge for a half-day training session will be in the region of £250 - £300.

 Other initiatives planned are as follows:

 

7.0     Work Programme / 2005 – 2007

 

APPENDIX 1

The Preston Perspective

 

14% of Preston’s population are of South Asian Origin

71% of South Asians across Preston are Muslims

The Most Deprived Wards In Preston, which are also Nationally in the bottom 10% most deprived wards, have a relatively high proportion of South Asians

50% of South Asians are aged below 24 years as opposed to 30% for Non-South Asian

20% of the 0-5 Age Group Are South Asians!

  

The National Perspective

 mslm population

(Muslims indicates population of South-Asia origin only)

 Source: Office for National Statistics 2004

www.socialexclusionunit.gov.uk

 

USER INFORMATION / 2006-2007

2006-2007

Apr06

May06

Jun06

Jul06

Aug06

Sep06

Oct06

Nov06

Dec06

Jan07

Feb07

Mar07

Total

No. of people

414

405

423

385

284

400

333

914

822

788

403

516

6087

 

Gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male

97

120

112

128

85

117

105

553

538

504

127

170

2656

Female

317

285

311

257

199

283

228

361

284

284

276

346

3431

Total

414

405

423

385

284

400

333

914

822

788

403

516

6087

Age Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 18

25

0

0

0

40

28

32

463

468

409

52

61

1578

13-18

1

32

26

44

0

1

4

0

14

0

1

0

123

19-24

86

81

58

100

85

92

85

105

89

52

69

85

987

25-34

251

233

260

158

105

236

197

313

240

323

262

347

2925

35-55

45

48

68

72

43

16

4

6

0

0

4

4

310

55+

6

11

11

11

11

27

11

27

11

4

15

19

164

Total

414

405

423

385