Al-Mizan Charitable Trust is a Muslim grant-funder which supports disadvantaged people and deprived communities across the UK, regardless of their faith or cultural background.

Alan worked as a senior lecturer in the arts at a leading university, but was experiencing a number of mental health issues. He was diagnosed with schizophrenic affective disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD and dyslexia and was under the care of the community mental health teams. However, his doctors had prescribed a number of different medications, which were very disruptive to Alan and led to emotional and physical distress. Unfortunately, Alan was dismissed from his role and due to the abrupt nature of the situation, he had no time to plan his next steps and apply for benefits.

Alan’s living costs in London became too high, so he moved back to the East Midlands to be closer to his parents. Following regular appointments with his doctor and mental health practitioners, Alan feels much more stable and is ready to start work again. He had been offered a teaching position in Bristol, but had no money to pay for moving costs or his first month’s rent, as he had already spent a lot of his savings on travelling around the country for job interviews. 

The Trust provided a grant of £500 towards Alan’s removal costs and rent.

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