GRANTS & FUNDING


Ecclesiastical launches the Movement for Good awards – giving over €1million to charities this summer

Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical is giving away over €1million (£1million) to eligible charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland with the launch of its Movement for Good awards.

Launched on Tuesday, 23rd April, members of the public and charities can nominate a cause close to their hearts for a potential £1,000 award, or the euro equivalent for charities in the Republic of Ireland. 

500 charities will each receive £1,000 (or euro equivalent) 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 times a charity is nominated the more 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 over a number of years.

Owned by a charity, Ecclesiastical is the only financial services group where all its distributable profits go to charity. It has given £100million to charity over the past five years and is the fourth largest corporate giver in the UK1.

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. 

The £1million giving programme has two funding categories:

500 charities will be awarded £1,000 (or euro equivalent for Republic of Ireland charities)

From 23 April to 17 May anyone can nominate a registered charity for the chance to receive one of 500 £1,000 awards. The winners will be announced between Monday 3 June and Friday 14 June.

10 charities will be given a grant of £50,000 (or euro equivalent for Republic of Ireland charities)

From 17 June to 26 July charities with an income of less than €5million can apply to receive a one of ten £50,000 grants intended to support longer-term project funding. The winners will be announced between Monday 30 September and Friday 4 October.

Nominations are now open and can be made online here:

https://www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good/