ALMOST 40 Scottish charities have received a share of £1million as part of the Movement for Good awards.

Set up by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, 37 voluntary organisations will benefit from £1000 funding after members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts.

Give a Dog a Bone… and an Animal a Home, Cahonas Scotland and Beatson Cancer Charity are just some of the groups in Glasgow and surrounding areas that will benefit from the money.

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Thanking supporters in Scotland, Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said: “We have seen an overwhelming public response to our Movement for Good awards and would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause. It’s clear that people care deeply about those in need in their region at what is an incredibly testing time for many, and from looking at the nomination data locally, community organisations seem to hold a particularly fond place in the hearts of residents.

“We know that £1,000 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.”

Later this summer, a further ten charities will also be chosen by a panel of judges to receive £50,000 from Ecclesiastical to be put towards the advancement of education, skills, arts, culture and heritage, as well as citizenship or community development.

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From June 15, charities are invited to apply for the substantial grant with applications being assessed against four key areas; impact and effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and care and compassion.

The successful charities will be announced from Monday, September 21.