Insurance group Ecclesiastical has 500 grants of £1,000 available to charities.
DRWF are asking supporters to nominate us as your favourite charity in prize draw for 500 grants of £1,000
Specialist insurance organisation Ecclesiastical is inviting people to enter their favourite charities into a prize draw for the chance to win one of 500 grants of £1,000.
The Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards are open for a first round of nominations until Sunday, 24th May, with a second round later in the summer bringing the total funding pot to £1 million.
Winners will be selected at random, however charities can be nominated multiple times to increase their chances of winning.
Successful recipients of the grant awards will be announced in the first half of June.
The inaugural awards launched last year saw 98,000 people nominate more than 7,000 charities.
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Ecclesiastical, said: “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. We know that, for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.
“We were thrilled to receive so many nominations from the public last year and this year we are encouraging even more people to nominate a good cause.”
Lynwood Newman, a lifetime member of DRWF and regular supporter as a volunteer and lay member of the Editorial Advisory Board, said: “DRWF has been a good part of my life and this charity has made a great deal of difference in other people's lives as well.
“From the bottom of my heart, my experiences working with the staff of DRWF and meeting some exciting people at all levels through this amazing charity has been an energy, education, and general exposure to various fronts and people, organisations, service providers and medical people that have made a great impact on me and my own lifestyle.
“I have attended Diabetes Wellness Days and met some great professionals in the field of diabetes and healthcare professionals who were very forward thinking. Each visit added to my education and had value beyond my dreams.
“I owe a lot to DRWF and highly recommend them for this award!”
For more information and to nominate DRWF click here by Sunday, 24th May and enter DRWF Registered charity no. 1070607
£1 000 - What that means to DRWF
Karen Scott, DRWF Community Fundraiser, said: “Diabetes is a largely self-managed condition, leaving people having to find out the answers for themselves with regard to their diabetes. DRWF has a plethora of information resources, available free of charge, to people living with the condition and the health care professionals taking care of them.
“Following the cancellation of upcoming Diabetes Wellness Day events due to Covid-19, DRWF is working on a digital clickbook to provide educational information and for people with diabetes who planned to attend to learn how to manage their diabetes and build support networks.
“A grant of £1,000 would help provide this information to 200 people who have missed out on the experience of attending the event in person.”
Read more about DRWF Diabetes Wellness Days
Read the series of DRWF diabetes information leaflets
Support DRWF by making a donation here
Find out more about DRWF-funded research here
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DRWF operations during the COVID-19 health crisis
The DRWF team is now working remotely. COVID-19 guidance, particularly where it aligns or impacts with diabetes guidance, is shared as quickly as possible through the DRWF website and social media channels with the aim of making it as easy to understand as possible and a reliable source of latest news.