SOCOPA is rooted in the community it serves. Our offices are in St Matthew’s in Leicester and many of our programmes serve the community there as well as attracting people from across the city.
Originally we were established as a charity and then became a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) in 2013.
We are run by a Board of Trustees and led by the CEO Abdikayf Farah and 5 project staff. Our charitable registration number is 1152565.
The charities aim is to fulfil the needs of the people primarily from Somalia now living in the UK, particularly Leicester, Leicestershire and people living in Somalia, in particular but not exclusively by:
- The advancement of education through services such as supplementary schools.
- The relief of financial need, unemployment and sickness through support and advice we provide advice and assistance to families to improve their living standards.