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Deadline Approaches: Movement for Good awards accepting entries

Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards is giving away a further €500,000 - with one charity set to receive a life changing €110,000.

  • The deadline for charities to submit their applications is Friday 6 August 2021.
  • For the third year running, Ecclesiastical is giving away over €1million (£1million) to charities through its Movement for Good awards.

Through the second phase of giving, 30 charities will be chosen by a panel of judges to receive €10,000 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 an additional life changing €100,000 award.

Charities across the island of Ireland are invited to submit their applications before Friday 6 August 2021.

Applications will be assessed against four key areas: impact and effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and care and compassion.

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The Movement for Good awards will see a total of £1 million given to charities across Ireland and the UK throughout 2021. During the first phase of the awards, members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for charitable causes.

Twenty charities based in the Republic of Ireland were among the winners of phase one and included Galway Cat Rescue, CitywiseEducation, Focus Ireland, Senior Citizens Helpline Company, Blood Bike Leinster, Chester Beatty, Little Blue Heroes Foundation and Team Hope. Nine further charities based in Northern Ireland were also successful.

Irish charity Parents Plus was one of the charities selected last year in phase two from over 1,000 entries. The £50,000 donation allowed the charity to continue introducing the Parents Plus Special Needs Programme into disability services across Ireland. This programmeenables professionals and parents who have a child with intellectual disabilities to come together to work out strategies for families to improve all parts of their lives.

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