Six charities working to reduce the impact of climate change have been awarded £143,000, while six working in education and skills have received £108,100. A further £165,500 has been donated to six causes operating in heritage and arts, and £66,000 has been given to four charities in the rural and community sector.
The awards are designed to help charities make a real difference in their communities. More than 900 charities applied for the funding which is being put towards the advancement of education and skills, rural and community development, heritage, arts and culture, and climate change and environment. The winning projects were selected against four criteria: impact and effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and care and compassion.
There are also three leading equestrian charities set to benefit from donations totalling £17,500. These three charities include World Horse Welfare, who will receive £10,000; The British Horse Society, receiving £5,000 and The Horse Trust, benefitting from £2,500. Their missions range from improving welfare standards for horses, to the training and safety of the public in all matters relating to horses, and providing retirement and respite for working horses and ponies.
The Movement for Good Awards large grants provide charities with flexible funding that can be used within three years and for a blend of capital and running costs for their projects.
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said: “Benefact Group is a family of award-winning companies and the third largest corporate donor to charity in the UK. We are delighted to be able to announce another series of transformational grants and are grateful to all our supporters, including the customers of the trusted insurer, Ecclesiastical, and the boutique responsible and sustainable asset manager, EdenTree. On behalf of the new beneficiaries announced today, we offer them our sincere thanks – whether they realise it or not, they are transforming lives.
Benefact Group understands the importance of longer-term funding for charities, especially when trying to bring ambitious new ideas to life and get larger transformative projects off the ground. Through our large grants, 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. Owned by a charity ourselves, charitable giving is at the heart of what we do and all of our available profits go to good causes.”
Benefact Group has donated over £200million to charitable causes since 2014 and has been recognised as the third biggest corporate giver in the UK1. The organisation aims to reach £250million in donations by 2025.
Movement for Good is funded by EIO plc, part of the Benefact Group.
Winning charities across the UK and Ireland:
World Horse Welfare
The British Horse Society
The Horse Trust
Greener and Cleaner
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Forum for the Future
St Matthews Church, Bristol
National Centre for Youth Mental Health CLG
Child Bereavement UK
The Association of Charitable Organisations
Transaid Worldwide Services Ltd
The Country Trust
Real Care Ltd
The Daniel Spargo Mabbs Foundation
Brilliant Communities (Community Interest Company)
The Black Swimming Association
A Sense of Cork Mid-Summer Arts Festival Ltd
Kids' Own Publishing Partnership Ltd
Historic Royal Palaces
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
The Historic England Foundation
The English Heritage Trust
About SEIB Insurance Brokers
SEIB is proudly part of the Benefact Group and have been arranging insurance for horses, Horsebox Insurance and Horse Trailer Insurance for over 60 years. This experience allows us to tailor policies to suit your circumstances and ensure that you and your horses are covered should the worst happen.
About Benefact Group
- Benefact Group is an independent, specialist financial services group that exists to give all its available profits to charity.
- Owned by a registered charity, Benefact Trust, Benefact Group’s family of businesses provide specialist insurance, investment management and broking and advisory services in the UK, Australia, Canada and Ireland.
- Benefact Group is the third-largest corporate donor to charity in the UK, according to the UK Guide to Company Giving 2023/24. It has donated over £200m to charity since 2014 and is aiming to reach its target of giving £250m by 2025.
- Many businesses say they are different. Benefact Group really is. Find out why here www.benefactgroup.com
- The Benefact Group family of brands includes:
• Ecclesiastical UK
• Ecclesiastical Canada
• Ecclesiastical Ireland
• Ansvar UK
• Ansvar Australia
• EdenTree Investment Management
• SEIB Insurance Brokers
• Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services
• Ecclesiastical Planning Services Ltd
• Lycetts Insurance Brokers
• Lycetts Financial Services
• Lloyd & Whyte