Charities in East Lancashire could be in with a chance of winning up to £5,000 as the Movement for Good Awards return for 2024.

The Movement for Good Award, run by the Benefact Group, has donated more than £5m to charities in the UK and Ireland since the initiative started in 2019.

The East Lancashire Hospice, The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, and Cancer Help (Preston) Limited are some of the causes in the county that have previously benefitted from funding thanks to public nominations.

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This year’s awards are giving residents of Lancashire the opportunity to nominate a charity of their choice to receive £1,000.

There will also be a series of special draws where charities operating within specific sectors can be nominated to receive a grant of £5,000.

Mark Hews, group chief executive of the Benefact Group, said: “Benefact Group is a family of award-winning specialist financial services companies and the third largest corporate donor to charity in the UK.

"Owned by a charity ourselves, charitable giving is at the heart of what we do. All of our available profits go to good causes and the more the group grows, the more the group can give.

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“We are delighted to be able to offer more than £1m to good causes each year through our Movement for Good Awards, and are grateful to all our supporters, including the customers of trust insurer, Ecclesiastical, and the responsible and sustainable asset manager, EdenTree.

"Our Movement for Good Awards help charities change lives for the better and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.”

Benefact Group has donated more than £200m to charitable causes in the last decade. It aims to reach £250m in donations by 2025.

To nominate a charity to receive funding, visit