Nine charities based in Cornwall have received donations of £1k each as part of the Movement for Good Awards.
The awards, set up by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, will see a total of £1 million given to charities across the UK this summer. Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 awards of £1k available for donation.
Livewire Youth Project, BF Adventure, Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, The Last Chance Hotel and Ghost Fishing UK are amongst the local charities set to benefit from the money, following overwhelming public support in the county.
More than 1,100 kind-hearted residents voted for a total of 44 charities across the region.
In total, 253,879 people around the UK supported the Movement for Good awards, with over 13,695 charitable causes up and down the country receiving votes. The 500 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated.
Thanking supporters in Cornwall, Mark Hews, group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said: “We have seen an overwhelming public response to our Movement for Good awards and 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 in their region at what is an incredibly testing time for many, and from looking at the nomination data locally, animal and wildlife organisations seem to hold a particularly fond place in the hearts of residents.
“We know that £1k 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.”
For more information about the Movement for Good awards and for a full list of the winning charities, click here.
Later this summer, a further ten charities will also be chosen by a panel of judges to receive £50k from Ecclesiastical to be put towards the advancement of education, skills, arts, culture and heritage, as well as citizenship or community development.
From June 15, charities are invited to apply for the substantial grant with applications being assessed against four key areas; impact and effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and care and compassion.