Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1 million to charities this summer.
Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. FCPD was one more than 7,000 charities nominated by an amazing 98,000 members of the public to be in for a chance to win a financial boost.
We are delighted to announce that FCPD was one of the lucky winners!
FCPD runs a vibrant and fun outreach and engagement programme with a serious message about the importance and excitement of history and science. FCPD also campaigns for conservation of one of the UK’s most important Grade 1 listed historic assets, which needs global support and funding, as the 30 sculptures and the acres of ‘geologic landscapes’ are severely neglected and crumbling. The delights of our Victorian dinosaurs are a gateway to participation and understanding of big picture questions for people of all ages.
This donation will make a huge impact to our aims. We are so grateful to everyone who nominated FCPD for this prize.
- Owned by a registered charity, Allchurches Trust, Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of the faith, heritage, fine art, charities, education and private client sectors.
- Ecclesiastical is one of the UK’s top five company givers to charity according to the 2017-18 UK Guide to Company Giving. After donating £50m to charity in three years, Ecclesiastical launched a bold vision in 2016 to raise £100m for good causes by the end of 2020. In August 2018, the Group announced it had already raised £50million towards its target. Find out more at www.ecclesiastical.com/ourstory.
About the Movement for Good awards
- Ecclesiastical has launched a new £1million giving programme, called the Movement for Good awards which will help charities change lives for the better. 500 charities will receive £1,000 and 10 charities will receive £50,000 aimed at supporting innovation in the sector.
- The £1,000 awards launch on 23 April and is open to all UK-registered charities. The £50,000 awards are open to all UK-registered charities with an income of less than £5m, which support the advancement of education and skills; citizenship or community development; arts, culture or heritage. For more information visit www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good.