Debates about community cohesion, citizenship and belonging within policy often fail to address the complexities of male Muslim identities and their everyday experiences. This study is an in-depth exploration of the work of one grassroots organisation in West Bowling, Bradford. It highlights:
- the impact made in building social capital, developing active citizenship and encouraging participation in neighbourhood life;
- the need for sustainability and flexibility in effective engagement with young British Muslim Pakistani men;
- the importance of building trusting relationships with local communities;
- the effectiveness of capitalising on local talent and local networks for meeting community needs; and
- the potential of creative arts informed project work.
The summary shows how young British Muslim Pakistani men in Bradford helped tackle social and economic problems and help strengthen the community.