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Eidgah Academy

Located at the heart of Perry Barr, Birmingham, Eidgah Academy is a community hub providing educational, recreational and social activities for economically disadvantaged children and young people. In Perry Barr, 60% of the population belongs to people from ethnic minority groups and 15% of the populations first language is not English. Eidgah Academy engages 130 predominately Muslim children and young people of Pakistani, Bengali and African backgrounds with opportunities through structured personal development programs and playing games.

Duration
6 years
Cost of capital
5%
Turnover
£50,000
Amount invested
£25,000
Product type
Unsecured loan (incl. overdrafts)

Challenge

There is a lack of school programmes families, in Perry Barr, can send their children to learn cultural values as well as engage in different physical activities.

Solution

Eidgah Academy put together a full curriculum to engage children and young people and sourced funding to develop recreational activities ranging from arts and crafts to sports.

Revenue model

Eidgah Academy offers tuitioned after school programmes for children and young people.

Impact

Provide education to children and young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. 

''From the business support of the Power Up Programme, I've grown as a business leader and in my confidence. We're grateful for the relationship we've developed with Big Issue Invest and the loan that helped us to grow and play a part in our community.'' Murium Asim,  Founder and CEO