Irish charities Scoop Share of Fund Worth Over €1 million

Posted on 10 Jun 2020
  • Over 8,000 people in Ireland have taken part in the awards so far

  • A further nine charities have been awarded donations in Northern Ireland

  • An amazing 253,879 people have supported over 13,500 charities across Ireland and UK

  • Applications open on 15 June for €50,000 grants in second phase of awards

The Movement for Good awards, set up by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, will see a total of over €1 million given to charities across Ireland and the UK this summer. 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.

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.

More than 8,000 people took part in the nomination process, voting for 751 charities. A further 6,000 people took part in Northern Ireland, where an additional nine charities will benefit from the award.

In total, an amazing 253,879 people across Ireland and the UK supported the Movement for Good awards 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.

2nd Phase of Awards to Open Soon 

Later this summer, a further ten charities will also be chosen by a panel of judges to each receive €50,000 from Ecclesiastical to be put towards the advancement of education, skills, arts, culture and heritage, as well as citizenship or community development.

From 15 June, charities are invited to apply for the substantial grant, with applications being assessed against four key areas: impact and effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and care and compassion.

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

For further information on the Movement for Good Awards and for a full list of winning charities, click the button below:

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