Applications Now Open for Ecclesiastical’s £50,000 Movement for Good Awards

Posted on 16 Jun 2020 Last updated on 22 Jun 2020
  • Phase two of the awards will culminate in the awarding of £50,000 (or euro equivalent) to each of ten charities across Ireland and the UK

  • The applications opened on Monday 15 June 2020 and will close on Friday 24 July 2020

  • The successful charities will be announced from Monday 21 September 2020

Ecclesiastical has launched the second phase of giving in this year’s Movement for Good awards which will culminate in the award of £50,000 (or the euro equivalent) to ten charities across Ireland and the UK.

The £50,000 awards are open to eligible charities registered in the Republic of Ireland and the UK with an income of less than £5million (or the euro equivalent), which support a cause that we know our communities care about: the advancement of education and skills; citizenship or community development; arts, culture or heritage.

The Movement for Good awards will see a total of over €1 million given to charities across Ireland and the UK during 2020. During the first phase of the awards, members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of over €1,000 available for charitable causes throughout the country.

Seventeen charities based in the Republic of Ireland have been gifted donations of £1,000 each as part of phase one of the Movement for Good awards. Down Syndrome Ireland, Breakthrough Cancer Research, Galway Cat Rescue, and Cork Arc Cancer Support are among the charities in Ireland set to benefit from the funds, following overwhelming public support from around the country. Nine further charities based in Northern Ireland have also been gifted donations of £1,000 each as part of phase.

In total, an amazing 253,879 people across Ireland and the UK supported the Movement for Good awards during phase one this year, with over 13,695 charitable causes from all areas of both countries receiving nominations. The 500 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated.

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