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Benefact/Charities and good causes/ 18 March (quarterly)

Grants available:  between £1k-£10k

District: UK

Application closes: there are various deadlines depending on grant size and sector

Who is the funding for : good causes

Link:https://movementforgood.com/#howitworks

About

The Benefact Group has announced that it will be giving more than £1 million to charities and good causes across the UK and Ireland this year through random draws.

The Benefact Group is ‘an international family of specialist financial services companies that give all available profits to charity and good causes’.

The Movement for Good Awards is the Benefact Group’s annual programme of giving and this will be its sixth year.

The way it works: charities and good causes are nominated by the public to be entered into a draw.

Once nominated, the charity will be included in all the remaining £1,000 draws in 2024.

Winners are drawn at random. The more times a charity is nominated, the more chances it has to be selected.

There are two different draws: one for grants of £1,000 and another for grants of £5,000.

£1,000 draws are open for nominations all year (from 1 January to 19 December 2024) with draws taking place on:

  • 18 March 2024
  • 20 May 2024
  • 22 July 2024
  • 23 September 2024

£5,000 special draws support one charity sector with 10 awards of £5,000 each for the following sectors:

  • Health – nominations from 22 April to 26 April 2024
  • Youth – nominations from 17 June to 21 June 2024
  • Environment -nominations from 12 August to 16 August 2024
  • Arts and Culture -nominations from 21 October to 25 October 2024.

12 Days of £1,000 draws start on 5 December 2024 and ends on 20 December 2024.

In addition, later in the year, 50 larger grants of £10,000 each will be awarded. Charities can register their interest now on the Benefact Group website.

The closing date and time for submitting a nomination form for each draw is 23:59 the day before the draw. The winners will be published on the Movement for Good page several days after the draw.

Who Can Apply

Registered charities, non-registered charities, churches, not-for-profit organisations and Community Interest Companies (CICs) in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man can be nominated.


 


 


 

Cambridgeshire Local Lottery

The County Council would like to hear your views on a Cambridgeshire Local Lottery.

In March, Cambridgeshire County Council councillors approved the proposal for an online local lottery to benefit good causes across Cambridgeshire. This model is one that a number of other local authorities have adopted to create new funding streams for their local voluntary sector. The next five months offer fantastic opportunity to engage with the community and voluntary sector to understand how this lottery can best work for Cambridgeshire. The success of this lottery is dependent on this working for you – the local charities – and therefore your opinion matters.

What is it?

The Cambridgeshire Local Lottery will be administered via an External Lottery Manager, Gatherwell Ltd, an organisation that specialises in Local Authority Lotteries. The ticket draws will be weekly and all tickets will be sold online.

60p from every £1 ticket of Cambridgeshire Local Lottery will go direct to charities, voluntary organisations and other good causes like you, a much higher percentage than other well-known lottery models.

There are two parts to the local lottery scheme – good causes, like yourself, will have your own webpage created, and 50p in every pound spent by players using your webpage will be retained by you. Good causes are paid their income automatically on a monthly basis. A further 10p in every pound will go into a general Cambridgeshire Community Good Causes Fund. It is proposed that this additional funding will be allocated to good causes chosen by a selected panel of county representatives. Note this is additional funding and will not offset any existing council spending. The remaining 40p in the £1 funds prizes, operating costs and VAT (see below).

There are no costs to the good causes and the ELM will provide tailored marketing materials to help attract people to your cause. Unlike other grants, the money is not ring-fenced and can be spent on what is most needed for your charity to flourish.

Players of the lottery can win a £25,000 jackpot, plus smaller prizes.

More details of how you can raise money with the lottery are demonstrated in this video.

How can you be involved?

Although lotteries have long been a way to raise money, this is a relatively new way for local authorities to work with the voluntary sector. The County Council wants to collaborate with the community to understand how this could work for your charity and what support you may need. This is only the beginning of the journey, with a launch not anticipated until autumn 2018, so we would really like to hear your views on the following:

  • Would you be interested in being part of a focus group to discuss how to make the lottery work well in Cambridgeshire?
  • How would you like us to conduct future engagement with you and your charity?
  • Is there any further information you would want as this stage to help your understanding of the local lottery? We will be creating further communication channels and updates.

We now have a dedicated email set up at cambslottery@cambridgeshire.gov.uk so we would welcome answers to the above, plus any other questions you may have.

What’s next?

The County Council is currently applying for a Gambling Committee Licence. We will then be developing policies, procedures and governance for the lottery and we are keen to ensure that the community voice is represented during this part of the journey.

We will also be engaging with the community at a number of upcoming events and will ensure that these dates are circulated to encourage as many people to attend as possible.

Thank you.

Emily Gutteridge
Senior Transformation Advisor
Cambridgeshire County Council