2009: UKeff Founded
UKeff is a charity that was set up in 2009 to educate the communities of Oldham following the riots and increasing levels of Islamophobia. Their aim was to repair the divided community through education, to show that our differences are beneficial, and that we can unite on the common good. The project Meet Your Muslim Neighbour was unique in bringing together different backgrounds at exhibitions where differences could be explored, over a cup of tea, food and an informal chat.
2010: Collaboration with Oldham Unity
2013: UKeff becomes a Registered Charity
2015: Oldham Food Aid Hub
The rise in support needs and donations led to the opening of the Oldham Food Aid Hub in 2015 in partnership with the Oldham Unitarian Chapel. This was a unique project supporting anyone who presented themselves in need due to food poverty, offering a holistic approach which included a food parcel, clothing, household items, crisis financial support and a hot breakfast and lunch with the opportunity to socialise. This offer also included an advice and signposting service.