Charities up and down the UK have shared a GBP 500,000 windfall as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group’s Movement for Good awards.
For the third year running, ICMIF member Ecclesiastical Insurance Group is giving away GBP 1million to charities through its Movement for Good awards. Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 awards of GBP 1,000 available for donation.
More than 700 kind-hearted brokers voted for charities across the country. In total, more than 210,000 people around the UK supported the Movement for Good awards, with over 13,000 charitable causes across the country receiving votes. The 500 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated.
Health causes topped the list with the most nominations from brokers, while community and disability charities were also front of mind as popular choices.
The Good Grief Trust, Berkshire Autistic Society and Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust are some of the charities set to benefit from the money, following overwhelming public support.
Amazingly, a huge 89% of brokers who nominated a charity said they have donated the same amount or more during the past year.
Additionally, 55% said they are more likely to support a local charity than a national one, as the country emerges from lockdown.
Thanking supporters of the Movement, Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, said: “We have seen an overwhelming public response to our Movement for Good awards for a third year in a row and I would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause. It’s clear that people care deeply about those in need during what has been an incredibly testing time for many. We know that GBP 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.
“Ecclesiastical, the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK, is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.”
For more information about the Movement for Good awards and for a full list of the winning charities, visit: www.movementforgood.com
Later this summer, a further 30 charities will also be chosen by a panel of judges to receive GBP 10,000 from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group to be put towards the advancement of heritage and arts, education, rural and community, climate, human rights and equality. Also, two charities will benefit from an additional GBP 50,000 each and another will receive a life changing GBP 100,000 award.