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A share of £500,000 for equestrian and arts and heritage communities


Please see below for a press release announcing that two equestrian charities have benefited from a share of £500,000 from the Movement for Good initiative from SEIB's owner's the Benefact Group.

I hope you will be able to use this news and to find out more about the projects this money will go to please follow the link at the end of the release.

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Caption - Katie Oswald, SEIB Head of Marketing at SEIB and Emma Day, Membership Director at the BHS.  

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Jenny Viner Communications 

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thOctober 2022


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SEIB Insurance Brokers and Benefact Group announce Movement for Good larger grant winners

£500,000 awarded to support the advancement of heritage and arts and rural and equestrian communities.

For the fourth year running, SEIB Insurance Brokers and the Benefact Group are giving away £1million to charities through the Movement for Good Awards.

The British Horse Society, World Horse Welfare and the Society of Antiquaries of London were chosen by a panel of judges to receive a share of £500,000.

The British Horse Society and World Horse Welfare will each receive £10,000 and the Society of Antiquaries of London will receive £12,000.

World Horse Welfare will use the money from the Movement for Good for their Horse Owner Support Project. This scheme is seeking to support vulnerable people within traditional horse breeding and owning communities. With an ageing population amongst these communities, the physically demanding nature of horse care can lead to people struggling to maintain their animals and lead a normal life. This project seeks to stop situations reaching a critical point.

The largest equestrian charity in the UK, British Horse Society makes a positive impact on the lives of horses and horse owners through projects and campaigns covering education, welfare, access and safety. 

The project, Sensing History at the Society of Antiquaries of London will benefit from the Society of Antiquaries share of the Movement for Good money. This project sets out to provide targeted learning activities for local disadvantaged community groups by offering eight half day workshops a year for individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

The awards are designed to help charities make a real difference in their communities. More than 500 charities applied for the funding, which is being put towards the advancement of heritage and arts, education, rural and community, climate, human rights and equality. The winning projects were selected against four criteria: impact and effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and care and compassion.

Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said: "At Benefact Group we believe business should be a force for good. More than ever, charitable causes need sustained support and a sense of financial stability. Through our Movement for Good larger-grant awards, we are championing a more imaginative way of supporting charities so that they can have some certainty in these challenging times. We know our funding can be a lifeline to those who are struggling with cost-of-living increases and a grant of this scale can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do. 

"Benefact Group is the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK and has an ambition to be the biggest. Owned by a charity, all our available profits go to good causes, and the more the Group grows, the more the Group can give. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of what we do."

SEIB Insurance Brokers Chief Executive Officer, Suzy Middleton said: "A big part of what we do at SEIB centres around supporting people in the areas in which we work. To see these funds from the Movement for Good making a real difference to the lives of hard-working, potentially vulnerable, members of the equestrian and heritage communities is heartwarming."

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




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About the Movement for Good Awards

  • Benefact Group's Movement for Good Awards is giving away over £1million to help charities change lives for the better.
  • 250 £1,000 grants were given away in June, a further 250 £1,000 grants were donated in September. £500,000 is being given in larger grants, followed by 120 £1,000 grants which will be given away in December.
  • 31 charities were chosen by a panel of judges to receive a share of £500,000 to be put towards the advancement of heritage and arts, education, rural and community, climate, human rights and equality. For more information


About Benefact Group

  • ​​Benefact Group is an independent, specialist financial services group that exists to give all its available profits to charity.
  • Owned by a registered charity, Benefact Trust, Benefact Group's family of businesses provide specialist insurance, investment management and broking and advisory services in the UK, Australia, Canada and Ireland.
  • Benefact Group is the fourth-largest corporate donor to charity in the UK, according to the UK Guide to Company Giving 2021/22. It has donated over £100m to charity since 2016 and is aiming to reach its target of giving £250m by 2025.
  • Many businesses say they are different. Benefact Group really is. Find out why 
  • The Benefact Group family of brands includes:
    • Ecclesiastical UK
    • Ecclesiastical Canada
    • Ecclesiastical Ireland
    • Ansvar UK
    • Ansvar Australia
    • EdenTree Investment Management
    • SEIB Insurance Brokers
    • Ecclesiastical Financial Advisory Services 
    • Ecclesiastical Planning Services Ltd
    • Lycetts Insurance Brokers 
    • Lycetts Financial Services
    • Lloyd & Whyte


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