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:
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.