Sayeeda Warsi


Sayeeda has volunteered all her life. From local community work, regional and national campaigns, through to international initiatives. She has helped to start, establish, and fundraise a wide range of charities. She served on the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, was a member of the Dewsbury Rotary Club, and helped establish the Conservative Party’s domestic and international social action projects.

Describing social action as “doing your bit, or mucking in” as they say in Yorkshire, Sayeeda Warsi served as Shadow Minister for Social Action. Making Social Action part of the Conservative Party’s DNA.

Sayeeda Warsi Giving Speech


In 2002, Sayeeda founded the Savayra Foundation UK.

For over two decades, the foundation has supported destitute women and their families in Pakistan and Kashmir.
SFUK has played its part in emergency relief work following the 2005 earthquake, the 2010 floods and the 2022 floods in Pakistan, rebuilding homes and lives. Moving over time from traditional aid work to financial empowerment.

It now operates a purpose-built women’s centre in rural Punjab running programmes which have benefited over 30,000 individuals.


In 2008, Sayeeda led The Welsh House Farm Community Transformation project in Quinton, Birmingham. The social action team worked with the Welsh House Farm residents to support their efforts to better their community. The Haven Centre, which is the hub of the youth work that takes place on the estate, had a makeover, and the Multi Use Games Area, or MUGA as the residents call it, also benefited from some TLC.

Further successful Social Action Projects followed:

Alum Rock Road 2010

St Peter’s Community Hall 2011

These projects, amongst others, laid the foundation for the Conservative Party’s Policy work on the Big Society.

Sayeeda Speech
Sayeeda Warsi Giving Speech


In 2009, Sayeeda and 32 parliamentarians, candidates, and senior volunteers worked together with the inspirational charity “Fund for Refugees” both in Srebrenica and Sarajevo. This trip, dubbed Project Maja, became the basis of the program Remembering Srebrenica, which was founded and established by Sayeeda in Government in 2012.

In 2011, Sayeeda again led parliamentary colleagues and senior volunteers on Project Maja to Bangladesh.
Social and economic ties. Over the space of seven days, the team, consisting of MPs, an MEP, activists, and volunteers, conducted education, sports, renovation and health projects.

Project Maja Bangladesh concluded with an epic Twenty-Twenty cricket match against the Bangladeshi Parliamentarians.

What People Have To Say

  • David Cameron

    I think there is something of a Christian fight-back going on in Britain. You could see it in the reception of Sayeeda’s superb speeches about standing up for faith.

    David Cameron

  • The Daily Telegraph Logo

    She represents modern multicultural Britain in all its complexity, and she’s a Conservative. She is on her way to inventing a new type of politics for the looming age of authenticity.

    The Daily Telegraph

  • Total Politics

    The best speakers position themselves just outside, not inside, the political mainstream. Therein also lies the secret of Baroness Warsi’s success… She’s the closest they have to a modern-day Margaret Thatcher.

    Total Politics

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