JAN Trust is a multi-award winning charity empowering and providing leadership for women in order to create positive and active citizens of society


JAN Trust is proud to announce that our work over the past two decades has been recognised extensively through being shortlisted for a variety of honours and having won numerous awards.

The awards for the Charity include the following:

  • Finalist in the category of the 'Big Impact Award' for the Third Sector Awards for our Web Guardians™ programme.
  • Nominated and shortlisted for the Gender Category of the National Diversity Awards 2015.
  • Winner of the Centre for Social Justice Award 2013.
  • Winner of the Third Sector Awards for Excellence for 'small charity, big achiever' 2013.
  • Awarded 'Highly Commended Community Project' in the Community Category of the European Diversity Awards in 2012.
  • Nominated and shortlisted for the Gender Category of the National Diversity Awards 2012.
  • Awarded 'The Community Achievement Award 2011' from the Cooperative Group.
  • Nominated and shortlisted for 'Best Innovative' project by Haringey Council 2010.
  • Nominated and shortlisted for 'Best Overall Prevent' project by the Government of London 2009.
  • Nominated and awarded the New Year's Day Award for 'Outstanding Achievement' 2006.

We are equally proud of the awards dedicated to our Staff for their inspiring work at JAN Trust:

  • Our Founder, Rafaat Mughal OBE was shortlisted in The Excellence in Diversity Awards 2017 for the Lifetime Achiever Award.
  • Rafaat Mughal was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List 2014 for her services to disadvantanged women. Prince William presented this awarded to her at Buckingham Palace in March 2014.
  • Rafaat Mughal was recognised as an 'Ambassador for Peace' by the Universal Peace Federation and the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace.
  • Rafaat was shortlisted for the 'The Lifetime Achievement Award' as part of the 2012 Social Change Awards.
  • Rafaat's efforts were also recognised when she was invited to 10 Downing Street in 2009 and commended by the former Prime Minister, Mr Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah Brown.
  • The South Asian Community Project UK presented Rafaat Mughal with a 'Special Community Award' in 2009 and honoured her work with a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' in 2010.
  • As part of the New Year's Day Parade Honours 2006, Rafaat Mughal was presented with 'The Award for the London Borough of Haringey', in recognition of her outstanding achievements within the Borough.
  • In her capacity as Project Director for JAN Trust, Sajda Mughal has been honoured with a number of accolades and in 2012, Sajda Mughal was awarded 'the TIAW World of Difference 100 Award' alongside other exceptional women including Cherie Blair, which recognizes amazing individuals whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide.
  • Sajda Mughal won the GG2 Leadership Award in the category of Spirit in the Community presented by the Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP.
  • Sajda Mughal has been named 'Highly Commended' Woman for Public Service from the prestigious Women of the Future Awards 2012.
  • Sajda Mughal was a finalist in the British Muslim Awards for Young Achievers 2013.
  • Sajda Mughal was awarded Hope Not Hate and Daily Mirror's Community Champion award 2013.
  • Sajda Mughal won the 2013 award for Excellence and Community Achievement from the Muslim News.
  • Sajda Mughal was a finalist in the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2014 for the Social and Humanitarian category.
  • Sajda Mughal was a finalist for the Asian Achievement Awards 2014 for the category of Community Service.
  • Sajda Mughal was named by the Evening Standard as the Top 1000 Most Influential Londoners - Campaigners 2014 and 2015.
  • Sajda was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List 2015 for her services to community cohesion and interfaith dialogue. Prince Charles presented this award to her at Buckingham Palace in February 2015.
  • Sajda Mughal was awarded the Ultimate Humanitarian award from Cosmopolitan in 2015.
  • Most recently, Sajda was a finalist for the British Muslim Awards 2017 in the category of 'Muslim Woman of the Year'.
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