Charities offered share of £500,000 in funding

Charities are being invited to apply for a share of £500,000 in grant funding from the specialist insurer Ecclesiastical.

The company said it was offering 30 grants of £10,000, with two of those recipients being selected to receive an additional £50,000 and one set to be given an extra £100,000.

Ecclesiastical said it would give the funding to organisations working in heritage and the arts, education, human rights and equality, protecting the environment or rural and community groups.

The funding is the second part of this year’s Movement for Good campaign, which is run by Ecclesiastical and has already resulted in an initial £500,000 being shared between 500 charities.

The company said that to be eligible, charities must be registered in the UK and have an annual income of less than £5m.

It said organisations would be assessed against sustainability, innovation, impact and effectiveness, and care and compassion criteria.

The funding must be used within three years to contribute to a combination of unique project and core funding costs.

Ecclesiastical group chief executive Mark Hews said: “Through the second phase of our Movement for Good awards we are actively championing innovation, giving charities the backing they need to propel their plans forward and turn creative ideas into practical solutions that benefit society.”

The closing date for applications is 6 August. For more information and to apply, click here.

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