Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria for funding

The National Zakat Foundation primarily assists individuals that fall into the categories of the poor, needy and indebted who are resident in Canada. This may include some or all of the following:

  • Refugees
  • Homeless
  • Individuals suffering from any sickness, disability or terminal illness, and where there has been a loss of income.Funeral expenses if a family is finding it difficult to meet costs
  • Victims of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse who are fleeing from their partners and are in financial difficulty
  • Older people who are restricted and isolated due to finance
  • Individuals with no recourse to public funds
  • Individuals suffering from any sickness, disability or terminal illness, and where there has been a loss of income
  • Individuals whose income is not enough to meet basic needs
  • Assistance and guidance for those who are in debt out of necessity, especially where they are incurring interest
  • Assistance with rent payments and rent deposits if in arrears
  • Funeral expenses if a family is finding it difficult to meet costs
  • In exceptional circumstances for any urgent matters

* We do have a general criteria of being under the Nisab threshold to be eligible for Zakat

What cannot be funded:

  • Applicants who have received a grant in the last 3 months from National Zakat Foundation and have not complied with any suggestions given previously
  • International travel for any purpose
  • Immigration costs
  • Gifts (including birthdays and festivals)
  • Holidays

 

How much money can one apply for:

This is dealt on a case-by-case basis and our form would need to be completed in order for further support to be provided. In exceptional circumstances, we may award emergency funds without a completed application forms.

National Zakat Foundation

PO Box 12051 Creditview
Mississauga, ON
L5C 4R7