We're building a movement for good

Charitable giving is at the heart of what we do – and has been for over 130 years. Today, we’re the only financial services group that exists to give its profits to charity. We’re proud to be doing things differently. To be giving back to the communities we serve and championing the issues that really matter to them – working together to build a movement for good.

Our Movement for Good awards

Through our Movement for Good awards, we’re giving £1m to charities. We want to put our giving directly into the hands of remarkable organisations (like yours perhaps) that are changing people’s lives for the better. 

Our £1,000 awards are open to eligible charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland - these could range from smaller volunteer-run groups to larger, well-known organisations. Our £50,000 awards are open to eligible charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland with an income of less than £5m, which support a cause that we know our communities care about. Please read our full terms and conditions, to see whether your charity is eligible to apply. 

Giving £1m to deserving causes

Our £1m giving programme has two funding categories:

  • £1,000 donations to 500 charities 
  • £50,000 grants to 10 charities 
We know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference. We also know the importance of longer-term funding for charities, especially when trying to bring ambitious new ideas to life. Through our £50,000 awards, we’re actively championing innovation, giving charities the backing they need to propel their plans forward. 
 
By splitting the awards into two categories, we are allocating the funds in a way that charities tell us will have the greatest impact.

Remember - charities can be nominated for the £1,000 donations and apply for the £50,000 grants.

How to apply

For the £1,000 awards

Anyone can nominate a charity to win one of our £1,000 awards. And it’s quick and easy to do.

You can only nominate a charity once and your nomination is identified by your unique email address. However your chosen charity can receive multiple nominations. So the more support you can drum up, the more nominations your chosen charity will get and the greater their chance of winning.

charity event celebration

To help you spread the word within your community we’ve provided you with a toolkit. In it you’ll find lots of great ideas on how to generate support for your charity along with resources to share with your friends, family and community. 

For the £50,000 awards

The £50,000 awards open on Monday 17 June and it’s never too soon to start preparing your application. If you’d like to know when our online application form goes live, sign up for an email alert. You only have one chance to submit your application so to ensure you are in with a good chance of being shortlisted, be sure to read our application guide containing useful information about the assessment criteria and how each application will be scored.

Criteria and key timings

For the £1,000 awards

The charity you nominate must be an eligible charity registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland. For more information, please see our terms and conditions

Nominations open on Tuesday 23 April and close on Friday 17 May. 

For the £50,000 awards

We’re actively championing innovation through our £50,000 grants, giving charities the backing they need to propel their plans forward and helping to turn creative ideas into practical solutions that benefit society. Charities must support one or more of the following areas we know our communities care about: the advancement of education and skills; citizenship or community development; arts, culture or heritage. For more information, please see our terms and conditions

The £50,000 awards open on Monday 17 June and close on Friday 26 July – giving you plenty of time to create a great project submission.

Nominate a charity

Nominate a charity to be awarded a £1,000 donation

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For more information on the rules for nominations and how we use your data please read our terms and conditions

To make sure you’re nominating the right charity, we check the number against a database of all registered charities in the UK and Republic of Ireland. The correct formats for the charity numbers are:  

England & Wales: 6 or 7 numerical digits | Scotland: SC followed by 6 numerical digits | Republic of Ireland: 8 numerical digits | Northern Ireland: 6 numerical digits (without NIC prefix).

Please do not enter any personally identifiable information here.
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