Churches and Christian Charities Celebrate Share of £1Million Fund

26 Churches and Christian charities have received donations of £1,000 each as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group’s Movement for Good awards.

For the third year running, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group is giving away £1million to charities through its Movement for Good awards. Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 awards of £1,000 available for donation.

In total, more than 210,000 people around the UK supported the Movement for Good awards, with over 13,000 charitable causes up and down the country receiving votes. The 500 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated.

Among the Churches and Christian charities to secure an award are Church Pastoral Aid Society, Dovetales International Trust, and The Friends of Houghton Parish Church.

Thanking supporters of the movement, Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, said:

We have seen an overwhelming public response to our Movement for Good awards for the third year in a row and I would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause. It’s clear that people care deeply about those in need during what has been an incredibly testing time for many. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.

Ecclesiastical, the fourth-largest corporate donor in the UK, is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.

A spokesperson from Dovetales International Trust said:

May we express our sincere thanks to everyone who took time to nominate us to receive this amazing award, which will make a huge difference to the charity and the people we serve each week. Our charity runs several mid-week activities mainly for the elderly community it serves, and a meal once a month. We reach over 100 lives each week, with the funding received we hope to reach many more, and arrange more days out.

For more information about the Movement for Good awards and for a full list of the winning charities, visit:

Later this summer, a further 30 charities will also be chosen by a panel of judges to receive £10,000 from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group to be put towards the advancement of heritage and arts, education, rural and community, climate, human rights, and equality. What’s more, two charities will benefit from an additional £50,000 each and another will receive a life-changing £100,000 award.

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