Charitable giving is a HUGE part of what we do at SEIB and we know that it is more important than ever in these uncertain times. UK charities have been hit really badly by the pandemic and we want to help provide vital funding to support the fantastic work they do within their communities.
2022 will be the fifth year of the SEIB Giving campaign that not only provides funding, but also publicity for small to medium sized charities and we’ll be donating a whopping £50,000 to good causes across the country. As usual the campaign has two phases, a public nomination and a final vote exclusively by SEIB clients.
The charity that wins the most votes in the final round of voting will receive the top SEIB grant of £12,000. The remaining £38,000 will go to nine runner-up charities. The grants will be presented to the winning charities at the SEIB Charity Awards luncheon in summer 2022.
Phase 1 – NOW CLOSED
The first nomination window is now closed. Thank you to all who voted, we have had over 20,000 nominations!
We will now begin to process all of the votes and carry out due diligence on the charities to create a shortlist. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels over the next couple of months for updates.
Take a look at the 2021 SEIB Giving winners...
SEIB’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Suzy Middleton and Chief Operations Officer, Bipin Thaker presented a cheque for £10,000 and a commemorative plaque to Jan Rogers and Jessica Keane of the winning charity, The Horse Trust. Nine other charities reached the final voting stage of SEIB Giving and received a further £33,000 from SEIB between them, including £8,000 to Epsom Riding for the Disabled as voted top small charity (as they have a turnover of under £100,000).
Suzy Middleton said: “I am so very proud that at SEIB, with the support of our owners, Ecclesiastical, we are in a position for our profits to go to good causes. To be able to support and make a difference to the futures of some of those that have endured bleak times over the past eighteen months is heart-warming.”
SEIB Giving has strict entry criteria; only small and medium charities with a turnover of under £10million are eligible. In light of the many, and often overwhelming, demands placed on charities by Covid-19, for the second year running, any money granted by SEIB can be used as the charity sees fit and to cover running costs. In previous years the grant was only awarded for a specific project. SEIB introduced this flexibility into the awards to ensure that the money granted will really make a difference when it is needed the most.
The Charities Trust help SEIB Giving by carrying out due diligence to ensure that each of the shortlisted charities meet all criteria and are above board.
SEIB Insurance Brokers work closely with the charitable sector and insure many charities and not-for-profit organisations, this has been enhanced through the recent purchase by SEIB of leading independent ethical broker, WRS Insurance Brokers.
Barry Fehler, SEIB’s Deputy Chairman, continued “We are delighted that our customers decide which of the shortlisted worthy receive the most funding. SEIB is so successful because we are totally customer focussed and this is another way that our clients can have their say”.
SEIB Insurance Brokers are specialists in equestrian insurance, funeral directors insurance, private hire insurance and also provide charity insurance for many of the UKs leading animal welfare charities.
We are able to provide flexible policies to suit individual client needs and provide advice on what cover is needed. For more information call the team on 01708 850 000.