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Movement for Good Awards Launch Large Grant Phase

Ecclesiastical, and its parent company, the Benefact Group, are giving away another round of grants to charities across Ireland and the UK.

Following the announcement of the first 250 winners of the Ecclesiastical Movement for Good Awards in June, a second round of applications to recieve grants of £10,000 or more across the UK and Ireland are now open for submission until 5th August 2022.

Movement for Good 2022 nominations open for Charities to apply for larger grants

Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland and its parent company, Benefact Group are giving away a further €500,000 to support charity projects that have a lasting impact on communities with the opening of the second phase of its Movement for Good Awards from now to August 5th.

For the fourth year running, the Benefact Group is giving away €1 million to charities supporting education and skills, rural or community development, heritage, arts or culture, climate or environment, and human rights or equality are invited to apply online at: 

David Lane, Managing Director for Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland, said: “We understand 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 larger 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. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of what we do. We hope to see a number of strong applications from Ireland between now and the 5th of August, so we can continue to help charities at a time when they need it most.”

In 2021, Dublin based charity, Common Ground, an arts development organisation; and Sligo based charity, Kids’ Own, a children's arts organisation and publishing house; both received a €10,000 grant to fund its projects. This year Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland is inviting more charities to apply. The funding can be used within three years and for a blend of project and core funding costs.

Siobhán Geoghegan, Director at Common Ground, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to hear we were one of the winners of the Movement for Good Awards 2021. Winning €10,000 made a huge difference to the work we do locally.

“The grant also came at a perfect time as we had been navigating a difficult period following the Covid 19 Pandemic. These resources are helping us support and empower local people to create greener neighbourhoods through creative greening initiatives, and we hope other Irish charities benefit from this great initiative.”

In June, 250 €1,000 awards were donated. A further 250 €1,000 grants will be awarded in September and a further 120 €1,000 grants will be given away in December.

All the details, as well as the application guide and form can be found at:

If you would like to speak with a member of the Ecclesiastical team in advance of submitting an application then email: and a virtual call back will be scheduled.  A number of 15 minute slots will be available on Thursday and Friday mornings between now and 5 August.

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