The Interlink Foundation was established in 1990 to provide capacity building services to Orthodox Jewish charities.
In 2000 Interlink converted to a democratic membership organisation and extended its role to community advocacy, partnership brokerage and representation. In 2004, a branch of the foundation was established in Salford to provide a better service to communities based in the North of England, and in 2015 a North West London branch was established to provide a better service to Interlink’s members in the London Borough of Barnet.
Interlink’s member organisations are predominantly from the Charedi (strictly Orthodox Jewish) community in Britain which numbers about 60,000 people and is the fastest growing sector within British Jewry. Charedi communities are concentrated in neighbourhoods in London, Manchester and Gateshead and are differentiated within the wider Jewish community by stricter levels of religious observance and cultural distinctiveness. Charitable practice, a cornerstone of these values, underpins the work of hundreds of Charedi non-profit organisations.