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Charities invited to apply for Movement for Good 2023 large grant awards

Irish Museum of Modern Art and ECO-UNESCO were amongst the 31 selected charities to receive a share of €500,000 in grants as part of the 2022 Movement for Good Awards by Ecclesiastical Insurance

Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland and its parent company, the Benefact Group, are giving away a further €500,000 to support charity projects that have a lasting impact on communities, through the Movement for Good 2023 large grant awards.

Charities supporting education and skills, rural or community development, heritage, arts or culture, and climate change or environment are invited to apply online at: Applications for the large grants of €10,000 or more are open from Monday 3 July and close on Friday 28 July.


The Movement for Good Awards have supported numerous Irish charities in the past with donations of €1,000 following public nominations, and also through special grants of €5,000; but last year, in particular, two Irish charities were part of the Larger Grants: the Irish Museum of Modern Art, which received more than €15,000, and ECO-UNESCO, which received more than €50,000.

Speaking of the 2022 Award, Elaine Nevin, National Director, ECO-UNESCO, said, “We were thrilled to be recipients of the Movement for Good Award in 2022. This award still supports our work to engage, educate and empower more young people to take action, raise awareness and develop creative solutions to protect the environment and raise environmental awareness in communities all over Ireland. The Young Environmentalist Awards is the perfect opportunity for young people to get involved, learn new skills and be a part of the solution to creating a more sustainable planet for their future.”

Annie Fletcher, Director, IMMA also commented: “Since its inception in 1991, IMMA has been a centre for creativity and innovation. Now, thirty years on, we seek to be a radically public space that encourages public engagement with the arts in a culturally meaningful way. By connecting with community networks through Unseen Traces, with support from the 2022 Movement for Good Awards and in collaboration with New Communities Partnership, we hope to reemphasise this aim and foster a space that is reflective of contemporary Irish society.”

The funding of the Movement for Good 2023 large grants can be used within three years and for a blend of project and core funding costs.

David Lane, Managing Director for Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland, added: “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 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. Last year we saw two Irish winners receive donations of over €65,000, we hope to help more charities in Ireland this year and encourage them to apply online before July 28.”


For more information and an application guide which details how to apply for the large grants visit:

Movement for Good is funded by EIO plc, part of the Benefact Group.


Pictured celebrating the win last year are (L-R) David Lane, Managing Director at Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland; Elaine Nevin, Executive Director at ECO-UNESCO; young environmentalist from Dublin, Kevin; Annie Fletcher, Director at the Irish Museum of Modern Art; and Audrey Hannon, Change Manager at Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland. Photograph by Leon Farrell. The artwork is Kind Words Can Never Die, created by Navine G. Dossos.


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