Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has launched a £1m fund for charities called Movement for Good.

The fund will have two phases, the first will see £1,000 awarded to 500 charities, with the second awarding £50,000 to 10 charities.

Members of the public will be able to nominate charities online for the first phase until 17 May, after which the winners will be selected at random. The more times a charity is nominated, the better chance it has of being one of the 500 winners, so it is a great opportunity to get your supporters involved.

The £1,000 awards are open to eligible charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland – these could range from smaller volunteer-run groups to larger, well-known organisations

Phase two will take place from 17 June – 26 July, when charities will be invited to bid for funding, with a panel of judges choosing 10 winners.

The £50,000 awards will be open to all UK registered charities with an income of less than £5m, that run major projects to support the advancement of education and skills, citizenship or community development, arts, culture or heritage.

Mark Hews, group chief executive of Ecclesiastical, said:

“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 many charities, £1,000 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.”

 

For more information and to nominate a charity for a £1000 award, visit the Movement for Good website.