Ecclesiastical Insurance is asking people to nominate charities they think should receive a share of a £1m pot that it will give to good causes this year.
The company said it would give 500 charities registered in the UK or Ireland £1,000 each under its Movement for Good Awards, with a further 10 organisations to receive £50,000 each.
Winners of the £1,000 awards will be selected at random. The company said that each nomination would increase a charity’s chances of being picked.
Nominations can be made until 17 May and the winners will be announced by 14 June.
From 17 June to 26 July, Ecclesiastical will be taking applications from charities with annual incomes of less than £5m for the 10 grants of £50,000 each, which are intended to support longer-term project funding.
This part of the scheme is designed to support major community projects that will run over several years in the areas of the advancement of education and skills, citizenship or community development; and arts, culture or heritage.
The winners of these awards will be chosen by Ecclesiastical judges and will be named by 4 October.
To mark the launch of the awards, Ecclesiastical placed 500 orange piggy banks at sites in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Manchester to highlight the number of charities that will receive £1,000 donations.
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