Nishkam Civic Association
To facilitate personal, community, civic and sustainable transformation, guided by the practice of selfless service, for the wellbeing of communities, the environment and all creation.
By 2025, NCA will become a local, national and international exemplar catalysing institution to deliver values-led, social and economic transformation for the benefit of humanity and the environment.
Our focus is to further develop our existing avenues of support and to find more innovative ways to provide opportunity and support to our community with the overall goal of increasing the wellbeing of all.
NCA is a socially responsible organisation with NISHKAM values that are grounded in action:
Not for personal gain or recognition
Inspiration through spirituality
Seeing oneness in infinite diversity
Humility with wisdom
Knowledge creation and sharing
Application of values-led social innovation
Making a difference by serving humanity and protecting the environment
The Nishkam Civic Association (NCA), fondly known as the Nishkam Centre, is a unique Birmingham based organisation charged with the task of developing a dynamic Sikh faith inspired civic agenda. It is one of the key Centres for Excellence founded by Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha, a Sikh faith-based organisation dedicated to nishkam sewa (active, selfless volunteering) to serve the common good. It is part of Nishkam Organisations that is made up of the spiritual centre (the Gurudwara), the economic cooperative – MSS (Marg Sat Santokh, meaning ‘path of truth and contentment’), the Nishkam School Trust and Nishkam Healthcare Trust.
The Government is progressively recognising the importance that civil society, the voluntary sector and religious faith groups play in the empowerment, regeneration and development of our communities. Faith groups are now required to play an integral part in the Government’s post-Brexit agenda for promoting community and economic wellbeing, social justice and community cohesion.
Our Work and the Sustainable Development Goals
We are all interconnected and interdependent with a shared responsibility for the welfare and wellbeing of all and the planet. At a macro level the SDG’s challenge the numerous inequalities that exist which must be eradicated if we are to live in peace. The NCA is making its effort to raise awareness of the SDG’s, connect strategy and service provision to contribute towards SDG’s outcomes with projects and initiatives locally and internationally.