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Moseley Muslim Community Association

In the late 1970’s, a few dedicated individuals were instrumental in the formation of this Birmingham based association.

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Since then, the Association has pursued a constructive role in establishing a structure which would primarily assist the members in achieving these aims and objects.

The Association has the following aims and objects:

  • To promote Social and Cultural activities;
  • To provide Educational, Recreational and Welfare facilities
  • To promote good relations and create better understanding amongst all communities

In a city as large and as diverse as Birmingham, particularly in an area as culturally and ethnically diverse as Balsall Heath which is one of the most deprived areas in the country, being able to locate a sense of community can be difficult. So, in 1984 the Moseley Muslim Community Association (MMCA), a voluntary Charity raised the funds to buy the Grade II* listed former Moseley School of Art building, after it had been empty for some years.

Conscious of the need to provide a welcoming safe place and a community space for activities, MMCA has worked hard to make this most important historic building a centre for the local community. At its peak, the Association welcomed, c8,000 visitors p.a. to the School of Art building for a range of educational activities, sports, classical music, cultural and social events. But, despite MMCA maintaining the site to the best of its ability for the community, over time the School’s internal spaces became increasingly less fit for purpose and in September 2017 the Association was successful in obtaining funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England for a major RestorationProject.

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