Ecclesiastical Invite Irish Charities to Enter the Movement for Good Awards

Posted on 1 May 2019
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Charitable giving is at the heart of what we do – and has been for over 130 years.

Today, we’re the only financial services group that exists to give its profits to charity. We’re proud to be doing things differently. To be giving back to the communities we serve and championing the issues that really matter to them – working together to build a movement for good.

Our Movement for Good awards

Through our Movement for Good awards, we’re giving £1m to charities. We want to put our giving directly into the hands of remarkable organisations (like yours perhaps) that are changing people’s lives for the better. 

Our £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. Our £50,000 awards are open to eligible charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland with an income of less than £5m, which support a cause that we know our communities care about. Please read our full terms and conditions, to see whether your charity is eligible to apply. 

Giving £1m to deserving causes

Our £1m giving programme has two funding categories:

  • £1,000 donations to 500 charities 
  • £50,000 grants to 10 charities  

We know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference. We also know the importance of longer-term funding for charities, especially when trying to bring ambitious new ideas to life. Through our £50,000 awards, we’re actively championing innovation, giving charities the backing they need to propel their plans forward. 

By splitting the awards into two categories, we are allocating the funds in a way that charities tell us will have the greatest impact.

Remember - charities can be nominated for the £1,000 donations and apply for the £50,000 grants.

Application Details

For the £1,000 awards

Anyone can nominate a charity to win one of our £1,000 awards. And it’s quick and easy to do.

Nominations opened on Tuesday 23 April and close on Friday 17 May. 

You can only nominate a charity once and your nomination is identified by your unique email address. However your chosen charity can receive multiple nominations. So the more support you can drum up, the more nominations your chosen charity will get and the greater their chance of winning.

To help you spread the word within your community we’ve provided you with a toolkit. In it you’ll find lots of great ideas on how to generate support for your charity along with resources to share with your friends, family and community. 

For the £50,000 awards

The £50,000 awards open on Monday 17 June (with a 26 July deadline) and it’s never too soon to start preparing your application.

If you’d like to know when our online application form goes live, sign up for an email alert. You only have one chance to submit your application so to ensure you are in with a good chance of being shortlisted, be sure to read our application guide containing useful information about the assessment criteria and how each application will be scored.

Visit the Movement for Good Awards website now to get started...

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