The 30 charities that will benefit from donations through cash machines operated by the ATM provider Bank Machine have been revealed.
The charities, which were selected from more than 500 applications by an independent panel chaired by Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, include the Stroke Association, Macmillan Cancer Support and Samaritans.
Six different charities have been selected in each of five areas: southern England, northern England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Bank Machine administers about 4,000 cash machines in the UK.
"We’re delighted to be chosen as beneficiaries of this simple yet innovative new partnership, where the public can make a quick donation at their local Bank Machine ATM," said Jim Swindells, director of fundraising at the Stroke Association.
"The current economic climate has affected us like most other charities and the funds raised will help ensure we can reach out to and support many more people whose lives are affected by stroke."
Bank Machine said ATM giving had the potential to raise millions of pounds for charities.
The charities are:
- TramShed Theatre Company
- Northumberland Wildlife Trust
- Impact Family Services
- People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- Sue Ryder
- Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy
- Young Dementia UK
- St Mungo’s
- Naomi House and Jacksplace (Wessex Children's Hospice Trust)
- Anti-Slavery International
- Woodland Trust
- Age NI
- ECF Links
- Action on Hearing Loss
- Make-a-Wish Foundation UK
- Down’s Syndrome Scotland
- Bobath Children's Therapy Centre
- Dyslexia Action
- Marine Conservation Society
- Stroke Association
- Cardiff Foodbank
- Wales Air Ambulance