The partnership between Ecclesiastical Insurance and the Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards has benefited 250 charities from across the UK, each having received donations of £1,000.
For the fourth consecutive year, Ecclesiastical and the Benefact Group gave away £1 million to charities through its Movement for Good awards. The 250 charities were chosen by the public in a campaign where they were encouraged to nominate causes close to their hearts.
According to Ecclesiastical, more than 780 brokers and over 202,000 people across the UK have supported the Movement for Good awards, casting votes for more than 3,900 charitable causes across the UK. The 250 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated, following 250 previous winners being selected in June.
The winners include Allsorts Gloucestershire, which offers fun activities for children with additional needs and support for their families; London-based Healthy Generations, which provides community health and wellbeing services to the over 50s; One Big Family – Helping the Homeless in Northamptonshire, which supports the homeless and vulnerably-housed people; and Euan’s Guide, an accessibility review website based in Scotland which gives disabled people the opportunity to rate the accessibility of the places they visit.
“We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good Awards,” said Mark Hews, group chief executive of Benefact Group. “Benefact Group is the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK and has an ambition to be the biggest. Owned by a charity, all of its available profits go to good causes, and the more the group grows, the more the group can give. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of what we do. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”
Benefact Group and Ecclesiastical will give away 120 more £1,000 grants in December, and £500,000 will also be given in larger grants later this year.