Insurer names 500 charities to share £500,000 in funding

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group has revealed the 500 charities that have been handed grants of £1,000 each as part of its Movement for Good award scheme.

The scheme saw more than 210,000 people vote for their favoured charity to win one of the grants.

In total 13,000 charitable causes received votes and the winning 500 were chosen from random from those nominated.

Health causes and animal charities are among the most popular charities to be nominated.

Winners include The Good Grief Trust, Dudley Crossroads, Berkshire Autistic Society and Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust.

A full list of winners can be found here.

“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,” said Ecclesiastical’s group chief executive Mark Hews.

“It’s clear that people care deeply about those in need during what has been an incredibly testing time for many. 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”

The Movement for Good Scheme totals £1m with a further 30 charities set to receive £10,000 from the insurer later this summer.

In addition, two charities will receive an additional £50,000 each and one will receive a £100,000 award.

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