Ecclesiastical launches the Movement for Good awards 2020 – giving £1million to charities in need


Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical is giving away another £1million to charities with the return of its Movement for Good awards.

In 2019 more than 7,000 kind-hearted London residents voted for over 600 charities across the region.

Last year saw an amazing 98,000 people around the UK support the Movement for Good awards in total, with over 7,000 charitable causes up and down the country receiving votes. The 500 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated.

This year 500 more charities will each receive £1,000 during the first phase of the campaign, which launches today. A second phase of giving will happen later this summer.

This is an extremely challenging time for charities, and many are struggling with the unprecedented impact of coronavirus. Members of the public are once again being encouraged to nominate a cause close to their hearts for a potential £1,000 award to help make a difference.

Refugee Support Network, The Compassionate Friends, Wandsworth Carers’ Centre, Thomas Coram Foundation for Children, Scleroderma & Reynaud’s UK and Hospice were among the local beneficiaries in 2019, following overwhelming public support in the county.

A representative from Refugee Support Network stated: “Without the fantastic group of support workers, volunteers, academics and generally good people, Refugee Support Network simply wouldn’t exist. We are committed to coming together and supporting refugees through their education. Thanks to your nominations, we managed to train 50 new mentors and extend our services to the Peterborough area, where they are drastically needed. Thank you for your kindness. Join the movement!”

A representative from The Compassionate Friends stated: “We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who nominated us last year in the Movement for Good awards. This award allowed us to enhance our unique peer support services for bereaved parents, gave us a morale boost and helped us to reach more bereaved parents than ever before. Thank you so much!”

The nomination process is open until 24 May. Winners will be drawn at random and the more times a charity is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.

It’s quick and easy to nominate, you can vote for your favourite charity online at: