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Ecclesiastical and Benefact Group continue donation spree

Ecclesiastical and Benefact Group continue donation spree | Insurance Business UK

Ecclesiastical and Benefact Group continue donation spree

Ecclesiastical Insurance (Ecclesiastical) and Benefact Group have continued their donation spree through their Movement for Good Awards, donating over £500,000 to 31 UK charities.

The awards aim to help charities make a real difference in their communities. More than 500 charities applied for the funding, with the winning projects selected against four criteria: impact and effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and care and compassion.

Through the awards, Ecclesiastical and Benefact Group donated £132,000 to seven charities focusing on reducing climate change’s impacts and £92,200 to eight charities working in education and skills. They also awarded £188,400 to eight causes operating in heritage and arts, and £91,000 to eight charities in the rural and community sector.

The UK charities set to benefit from the latest donations are:

  • Happy Space UK
  • The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)
  • YANA
  • Conservation Education & Research Trust
  • Heal Rewilding
  • The Country Trust
  • Read Easy UK
  • County of Gloucestershire Community Foundation
  • Cathedrals Workshop Fellowship
  • Trees For Cities
  • The Edinburgh Remakery Ltd
  • Oscar India
  • The Port Sunlight Village Trust
  • Landmark Trust
  • The English Heritage Trust
  • Kids in Museums
  • Climate Stewards
  • Eco Unesco
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art Company
  • The British Horse Society
  • World Horse Welfare
  • Society of Antiquaries of London
  • InterClimate Trust
  • Young Trustees Movement
  • The Circle of Women
  • Breaking Barriers
  • Quaker Social Action
  • Black Swimming Association
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • National Operatic & Dramatic Association
  • Dentaid Limited

Mark Hews, group chief executive of Benefact Group, commented: “At Benefact Group, we believe business should be a force for good. More than ever, charitable causes need sustained support and a sense of financial stability. Through our Movement for Good larger-grant awards, we are championing a more imaginative way of supporting charities so that they can have some certainty in these challenging times. We know our funding can be a lifeline to those who are struggling with cost-of-living increases, and a grant of this scale can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do.”

In early October, the Movement for Good Awards benefited 250 charities across the UK, each having received donations of £1,000.