For the 4th year running, the Benefact Group is giving away £1million to charities through its Movement for Good awards after members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 250 awards of £1,000 available now for donation.
The Wight Brainy Bunch is 1 local charity that is set to benefit from the money, following overwhelming public support from locals.
Data gathered from the nominations so far has revealed that 37% of Isle of Wight residents still intend to donate to charitable causes despite the increase in the cost of living, showing just how generous they are. Additionally, residents are more likely to support a local charity rather than a national or international one.
Thanking supporters on the Isle of Wight, Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said:
“We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good Awards. Benefact Group is the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK and has an ambition to be the biggest. Owned by a charity, all of its available profits go to good causes, and the more the group grows, the more the group can give.
“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 know that £1,000 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.”
It’s quick and easy to nominate, you can vote for your favourite charity online at www.movementforgood.com.
A further 120x £1,000 grants will be given away in December and £500,000 will also be given in larger grants later this year.
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