Nominations are now open for the public to select a heritage cause deserving of a £1,000 award to help boost their operations at this perilous time for many charitable organisations.

Last year saw 98,000 people across the UK engage with the process, with more than 7,000 charities receiving votes.

For 2020, 500 charities are set to receive £1,000 during the first phase of the campaign, with a second phase scheduled for later in the year. Winners will be drawn at random, meaning the more nominations any given charity receives the more chance it has of being selected.

“The coronavirus is having a major impact on charities and many are facing financial difficulties. Our Movement for Good awards will continue to help charities at a time when they need it most and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference,” states Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical.

“This award helped unlock further external funding that has allowed us to progress our locomotive restoration project with work on our wheelsets by outside contractors, this in turn is opening up further volunteer projects that help ensure we can preserve and develop heritage engineering skills,” noted a spokesperson for Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Trust, a 2019 beneficiary of the initiative.

Nominations close on 24th May. Anyone can put forward a charity at

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