Sight Life is one of 30 charities chosen by a panel of judges to receive £10,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to good causes this year.
Sight Life, in particular, Carys Groves, Community Co-ordinator for Rhondda Cynon Taff, has developed a project ‘Beautifully Blind: Make up application tutorials’ Carys said ‘The project objectives are to instil confidence, develop peer to peer support and equip women who have a vision impairment with the essential skills required to apply make-up independently’.
The awards are designed to help charities make a real difference in their communities. More than 1,000 charities applied for the funding and the winning projects were selected against four criteria: impact and effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and care and compassion.
Michelle Jones, Sight Life Interim Director of Operations said ‘We are absolutely delighted and so grateful to Ecclesiastical for this grant. We were amazed when we were told we were fortunate enough to be one of the winners, out of so many applicants. The project that the money will go towards is very unique and £10,000 will help us to enable blind and partially sighted people to feel more confident in themselves.’
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, said: “At Ecclesiastical we believe business should be a force for good. Charitable causes need sustained support and a sense of financial stability. Through the second phase of our Movement for Good awards we are actively championing innovation, giving charities the backing they need to propel their plans forward and turn creative ideas into practical solutions that benefit society. We know that £10,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”
“Ecclesiastical, the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK, is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.”
For more information visit: www.ecclesiastical.com/movementforgood
For more information about the project or to take part in the project please contact Carys Groves 07753 305 631 or email: [email protected]