The Islamic Cultural Centre is a vibrant and dynamic centre with activities for everyone, and welcomes people of all ages, nationalities, madhabs (schools of thought), and level of knowledge and practice. We have also engaged with the wider community through their work with the local schools, the Altrincham Interfaith Group (of which they are a founding member) and with Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council.
The Altrincham Muslim Association was formally established in September 1995 with the first constitution, although the association had been going since 1992. The Islamic Cultural Centre was set up in July 2003, when the Association purchased the former St David's Church in Grove Lane, Hale. The Association subsequently became a charity 2004, and as a company limited by guarantee with Companies House.
The number of trustees is a minimum of seven (at least two of whom must be female members of the Charity) but (unless otherwise determined by ordinary resolution) but not be more than ten (at least three of whom must be female members of the Charity).
In addition no two trustees can be close relations (i.e. spouse, parent/child, sibling, uncle/aunt, nephew/niece, cousin, or in-law).
The following are the Trustees (in alphabetical order - as at February 2014):
The Trustees are legally responsible for the proper use of funds and property belonging to the Association and ensuring that activities meet the objects of the Charity. They are also responsible for appointing a Management Committee to manage the day-to-day running of the Charity.
The Management Committee consists of 15 people (as at February 2014). In addition to the Trustees, these are (in alphabetical order):
In addition to the Management Committee, there are a number of sub-committees, to focus on specific areas. The Sub-Committees and the Head of the Sub-Committee are (as at June 2013):
The Association was set up for the benefit of the community and the Islamic Cultural Centre is to be used for the community. We have been very pleased that individuals have come forward and offered their ideas and help. As a result we have a wide variety of activities at the Centre (see 'Activities' page).
Members of the community are welcome to propose new activities/events. The process is as follows: