Donation boosts Caistor Arts and Heritage charity

Donation boosts Caistor Arts and Heritage charity
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Lincolnshire charity Caistor Arts and Heritage has received a £1,000 donation 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 £1,000 available for donation.

More than 1,000 kind-hearted residents voted for over 40 charities across the region.

In total, 98,000 people around the UK supported the Movement for Good awards, with over 7,000 charitable causes up and down the country receiving votes. The 500 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated.

Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said: “We have seen a fantastic public response to our Movement for Good awards. It’s clear that people care deeply about good causes in their region

“Here at Ecclesiastical, our core purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, so charitable giving is at the heart of our business.

“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.”

Later this summer, a further ten charities will also be chosen by a panel of judges to receive £50,000 from Ecclesiastical to be put towards the advancement of education, skills, arts, culture and heritage, as well as citizenship or community development.

From Monday 17 June, 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.

The successful charities will be announced from Monday 30 September 2019.