Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical is giving away over €1million to eligible charities registered in Ireland and the UK with the launch of its Movement for Good awards.
Launched on Tuesday, 23rd April, members are invited to nominate a cause close to their hearts for a potential award worth over €1,000.
500 charities will each receive over €1,000 during the first phase of the campaign, with the nomination process running until Friday 17 May.
Winners will be drawn at random and the more entries a charity has, the better chance it has of being selected. It’s quick and easy to nominate – you can vote for your favourite charity online at: www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good.
Later this summer, ten charities will also be chosen by a panel of judges to receive £50,000, or the euro equivalent for charities in the Republic of Ireland, from Ecclesiastical for major projects that can make a real difference to communities in the long term.
Owned by a charity, Ecclesiastical is the only financial services group where all its distributable profits go to charity. It has given £100 million to charity over the past five years and is the fourth largest corporate giver in the UK.
charitable giving is at the heart of our business
David Lane, Managing Director of Ecclesiastical Ireland, says: “As a company which exists to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Movement for Good awards which will help charities change lives for the better, and we know that for all charities, this money can make a real difference.
“We’re proud to be doing things differently, giving back to the communities we serve and championing the issues that really matter to them – working together to build a movement for good. We are urging everyone to get involved and nominate a cause close to their hearts.”
Recent research conducted by Ecclesiastical revealed that funding continues to be the biggest concern facing charities, with two in five charities relying on grants and awards as an important income stream.