Nishkam SWAT

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Nishkam SWAT
ਨਿਸ਼ਕਾਮ ਸਵਾਤ
Formation2008; 16 years ago (2008)
FounderRandeep Lall
HeadquartersLondon, England
  • Kiran House, Springfield Road, Hayes UB4 0JT
Servicesservices for the homeless

Nishkam SWAT (Punjabi: ਨਿਸ਼ਕਾਮ ਸਵਾਤ) is a Sikh charity which supports the homeless within the United Kingdom.[1]

Nishkam SWAT's work

Nishkam SWAT was launched in 2008 by charity founder Randeep Lall and since then it has grown to provide 4000 meals for the homeless every week.[2][3]

The homeless charity provides meals in a number of English towns including London,[4] Reading,[5] Oxford[6][7] and Bristol[8] with volunteers including students[9] and members of the interfaith community[10].

The charity was founded on the principle of Langar started by Guru Nanak.[11][12]

During the Covid-19 pandemic they have worked with the NHS, Government and medical advisors to continue providing homeless feeding services.[13]

Awards and recognition

  • 2018: Awarded 'Outstanding Achievement' at the Observer Food Awards.[14]
  • 2019: Awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.[15][16]

Nishkam SWAT in the media



  1. Guardian, Source: The (2018-10-22). "The Sikh charity that feeds the homeless across the UK- video". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  2. "Sikh charity feeding homeless people in London". BBC London.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Chamberlain, Zoe (2020-03-16). "Homeless charity pledges to help those in need throughout pandemic". birminghammail. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  4. Braddick, Imogen. "Mayor joins Ilford homeless charity to serve free meals to community". Ilford Recorder. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  5. "Soup kitchen volunteers to sleep rough in Reading". 2018-04-02. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  6. "A team of Sikhs spread kindness and warmth as they care for city's homeless". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  7. "BBC Radio Oxford - Sophie Law, Sikh Welfare Awareness Team + social housing myths". BBC. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  8. "Volunteers bring Sikh cuisine to the homeless". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  9. "City Sight staff and students take part in Nishkam SWAT initiative to help the homeless". City, University of London. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  10. "Indian Jewish Association joins forces with Sikh charity". The Jewish Chronicle.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Why homeless Britons are turning to the Sikh community for food". BBC News. 2015-02-22. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  12. "BBC Radio 4 - The Food Programme, A different kind of S.W.A.T team". BBC. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  13. Today, The Asian (2020-03-16). "UK National Homeless Charity Say "COVID-19 WILL NOT STOP US SERVING THE HOMELESS" - Latest, National, News, Top Stories, Uncategorised". The Asian Today Online. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  14. Hansen, James (2018-10-19). "Sikh Charity Feeding the Homeless Wins Prestigious Award". Eater London. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  15. Braddick, Imogen. "Ilford homeless charity 'humbled' to be recognised with Queen's Award for Voluntary Service". Ilford Recorder. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  16. UAE, britishasianews com, Abudhabi-. "London: NishkamSWAT - The first UK Sikh charity bags prestigious 'Queens Award'". Retrieved 2020-04-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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