Million-pound funding pot open to charities in Kent

The movement for good awards is changing lives for the better

RESIDENTS in Kent are urged to nominate a charity to receive a share of a £1million award from an independent financial services group.

Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards, now in its fifth year, is giving away £1,000 to any UK-registered charity in Kent that is changing lives for the better.

Since the awards began, £4million has been donated to charities across the UK, including 77 based in Kent, with 55,800 nominations from Kent residents.

Winners will be drawn at random, and the more times a charity is nominated, the more chance it has of being selected.

One-hundred-and-fifty £1,000 grants will be given away in June, with a further 150 donated in September. In December, 120 grants of £1,000 will be given away.

£200,000 will also be given away in special grants of £5,000, and £500,000 will be given in larger grants of £10,000 or more later this year.

Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive at Benefact Group, said: “Owned by a charity ourselves, charitable giving is at the heart of what we do, and all of our available profits go to good causes.

“With financial strain continuing to impact many households, the Movement for Good Awards represents a great way for people to continue to support causes close to their hearts, without worrying about an additional cost.

“Any charity can win, no matter how large or small, and even with just one nomination. So find a minute, jump online and nominate – because that small amount of time is invaluable for charities.”

Benefact Group is the third-largest corporate donor to charity in the UK, according to the UK Guide to Company Giving 2023/24.

It has donated almost £200million to charity since 2014 and is aiming to reach its target of giving £250million by 2025.

Kent residents can nominate their chosen charity online at:

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