The Community Network is an initiative of the Mainstay Foundation which aims to elevate the Shia Ithna Ashari Muslim Community and aid their spiritual and educational growth. We hope to achieve this by targeting centres and organisations, providing a platform to share common problems faced in the community and provide operational and capacity building resources. An annual meeting will be held, inviting representatives to engage in discussions and workshops addressing contemporary issues, identifying solutions and networking with like-minded centres and organisations.

To strengthen the British Shia Muslim community through organisational development.
To create a community centric forum which aims to address ongoing community issues as well as share resources and services for the betterment of the community.


  • To provide a platform for organisations to share common challenges faced and discuss solutions.
  • To provide financial, operational and capacity building resources in aiding the growth of such organisations.
  • To expose centres and organisations to the national Shia network to provide potential collaboration and growth.


Organised to host delegates from different centres and organisations. The meeting will include discussions addressing contemporary issues faced in Shia western communities as well as providing an opportunity to build a networking platform with national organisations.

Including the Holy Months of Ramadan grants and Muharram grants, and the centres grant.

Helping centres and organisations book scholars, speakers and reciters for their events.

  • Access to senior seminary scholars from the Holy City of Najaf.
  • Provide workshops for capacity development.
  • Access to training workshops on mental health for respective centres.



If you have any questions or concerns, kindly send us a message and a member of our team will get back to you.
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