Introduction & History


The North London Muslim Community Centre (NLMCC) emerged in response to the needs of the Muslim community for services to meet their social and welfare needs.

The NLMCC is a Registered Charity, and a company limited by guarantee.

We employ 5 full time, 14 part time and 15 sessional staff.

Our services include Ihsan Children’s Centre, Youth service, Advocacy service, Advice service, Elderly lunch and Health & wellbeing clubs.

The organisation is the leading Muslim social and welfare service provider in Hackney.


The NLMCC evolved from the Young Muslim Cricket club which was established in 1972. In 1980 the cricket club formed into the North London Muslim Community Centre, and through funds provided by Hackney Council began to deliver after school and weekend youth activities from the basement of St Thomas’s church.

In 1984 Hackney Council gave NLMCC use of no. 68 Cazenove road on a peppercorn rent, and a grant for its full refurbishment and the development of a single storey hall in the garden of the property. This property was annexed with no. 66 Cazenove road in 1998, both of which were purchased from Hackney Council on a freehold basis.

The NLMCC has expanded it’s repertoire of services from 1980, to develop an advice surgery, mental health project, elderly lunch club, employment project, UK online centre and advocacy service to add to its already well established youth service.

These services were further enhance by the Sure Start children’s Centre project, which coupled with the youth project lead to the capital development of a £1million 2 storey hall that replaced the old single storey hall. The ground floor of the new extension hosts the Ihsan Children’s Centre and the first floor provides a multi-use youth sports and community hall. The extension is also complemented by a £100k external play area for children and young people which is in the process of being completed.

Hence the NLMCC is an organisation that has successfully represented and fulfilled the needs of its community since it’s inception. Its creativity and innovation has helped it to remain relevant and vital to it’s stakeholders.

Our Mission

To provide quality services to users of all backgrounds in a way that is culturally appropriate to the needs of the Muslim community.

Strengthen and improve the lives of our community and users, by helping them to achieve positive outcomes, health and wellbeing in all areas of their lives.

Our Vision

People of all backgrounds living, working and achieving together.

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