By the grace of Allah, CAGE has been able to operate without banking facilities for over 21 months. It has not been easy. We have been literally operating month to month on diminished and limited resources.
1) Urgent Appeal by CAGE
We need you to #keepCAGEgoing
TIME: 2 months
2) How to help
- DONATE TODAY: Use this IGiveOnline link to donate as much as you can, it will only take a few minutes and you can use your bank card.
- ORGANISE MOSQUE COLLECTIONS:
- Contact your local masjid to confirm a Friday Khutbah and a collection slot for the month of January.
- Once confirmed, email email@example.com to let us know. We can then arrange for a khateeb to attend or provide the masjid with a template Khutbah.
- Our team will attend on the day with collection buckets.
- DOWNLOAD our “FUNDRAISE FOR CAGE TOOLKIT” here for more creative fundraising ideas.
- RAISE FUNDS FOR CAGE: Begin fundraising for us by organising events, sponsored challenges and more. You can set up your own I Give Online page and link it to our account. It’s super easy! Just follow the instructions below:
- Go to www.igiveonline.com/register and register your details.
- Once you have registered click on this link www.igiveonline.com/submit to start a campaign.
- Give your campaign a title and include the word ‘CAGE’.
- When selecting the ‘tags’ make sure you only select CAGE – this is very important as it means that I Give Online knows that the money from this fundraising page is for CAGE.
- Once you have submitted the page and it is approved by I Give Online, send us the link so we can promote it on our social media.
How will my fundraising help?
Your assistance will help CAGE to continue the important work it is doing. We are the only organisation assisting the community in this manner and our work is crucial in telling the stories of survivors and highlighting human rights abuses.
Your support will help to protect individuals and families at risk of criminalisation through anti-terror legislation. Your funds will help to give a voice to and tell the stories of ordinary people that are affected by oppressive policies.
Your donations will go towards instilling courage and ‘izzah in a community that is often fearful and intimidated. Your contributions will help CAGE to defend the rights of the most marginalised in our community who often have no other organisation to come to their defence.
Your fundraising will help to advocate for the rule of law and access to due process for all.
Can I really fundraise effectively?
Of course you can. Many of our supporters have fundraised for us in the past and raised up to £5000 in just one event. It has been our supporters who have continued to fund us and help us to continue our work, the Muslim community in particular support our work and want to donate, by fundraising you will be providing a means for them to do so.
Why does CAGE still not have a bank account?
We have continued to make applications for banking facilities however have not been successful since our accounts were closed in March 2014. We are exploring all avenues in an attempt to secure a new bank account. Read more about this here and here.
Can CAGE receive Zakah?
Part of the work CAGE does relates to prisoners, helping to release captives is an Islamic obligation that very few organisations are fulfilling. Any money we collect in Zakah is restricted to matters which directly benefit prisoners’ cases. Zakah funds are not spent towards any administrative or overhead costs that are incurred by CAGE.
Is it safe to raise money for CAGE?
Yes of course it is. There has never been an issue to support or fundraise for CAGE. This was confirmed recently, in our case against the Charity Commission. Lord Chief Justice Thomas sitting in the High Court pronounced that the Commission had been ‘high-handed’ in their approach to CAGE and the charities who wanted to fund CAGE; and also that the Commission had no power to permanently ban any charity from funding a given cause. Read this article in the Guardian for more information.
And see here a copy of the high court judgement in favour of CAGE:
4) CAGE in the media:
(NOTE: CAGE represents cases of individuals based on the remit of our work. Supporting a case does not mean we agree with the views or actions of the individual. Content published on CAGE may not reflect the official position of our organisation.)