Nominate your favourite Wiltshire charity to receive a festive financial boost

By Anita Jaynes on 2 December, 2023

Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards is giving away £120,000 as part of its annual 12 Days of Giving Christmas campaign.

For 12 days in the lead up to Christmas the specialist financial services group is giving £1,000 to ten charities each day – with 120 charities in total benefitting from a festive financial boost.

Nominations are now open and Wiltshire residents are being encouraged to nominate a cause they care about to give them a chance of receiving a share of the award money.

Draws will take place between 1st – 18th December and nominating is easy using the online form at Winners are drawn at random and the more times a charity is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.

Last year more than 2,300 people from Wiltshire nominated good causes to receive an award, resulting in three local charities landing donations.

Steve Crawley, Head of Youth Action Wiltshire who benefitted from £1,000 last year, said, “We utilised the fantastic £1,000 that we received from The Benefact Group’s 12 Days of Giving campaign, to provide a range of exciting respite sessions for Wiltshire young carers. This included arts, environmental and adventure activities, enabling young carers to have a break from their caring roles, have fun, make new friends, and develop their confidence and skills.”

Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said, “We’re delighted to be giving away another £120,000 in valuable donations to causes around the country. We know that charities are struggling, and for many, the festive season is a critical time. We’re asking residents to take a few minutes of their time to nominate a cause they especially care about.

“Benefact Group is the third largest corporate donor in the UK and has an ambition to be the biggest. Owned by a charity, Benefact Trust, all of its available profits go to good causes, and the more the Group grows, the more the Group can give. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”

Benefact Group has donated over £200million to over 10,000 charitable causes since 2014. The organisation aims to reach £250million in donations by 2025.

Earlier this year, 300 £1,000 awards were donated followed by £480,000 of larger grants in October. 

Movement for Good is funded by EIO plc, part of the Benefact Group.