Eight Lincolnshire charities have received donations of £1,000 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 £1,000 available for donation.
Lincoln City Foundation, East Lincolnshire Down’s Syndrome Family Support Group, St Barnabas Hospice Trust (Lincolnshire), Northcote Heavy Horse Centre and First Manby Scout Group are amongst the local charities set to benefit from the money, following overwhelming public support in the county.
More than 470 kind-hearted residents voted for a total of 24 charities across the region.
In total, an amazing 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.
“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,” said Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical.
“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, community organisations seem to hold a particularly fond place in the hearts of residents.”
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 15 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 21 September 2020.