Nominations for the £1,000 awards have now closed

We will be announcing the winners from Monday 3 June – Friday 14 June

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 were 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. 

See the difference £1,000 has already made

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.

How to apply

For the £50,000 awards - opens Monday 17 June

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.

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Criteria and key timings

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.

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