The third annual running of the SEIB Insurance Brokers Charity Awards will result in £50,000 being granted to good causes in 2020. SEIB will grant £25,000 to one winning charity and the remaining £25,000 will go to six runners-up.
All winning charities will be nominated by the general public and then voted for by customers of SEIB. The grants will be presented to the winning charities at the SEIB Charity Awards luncheon on the 20th March 2020 at the Leonardo Royal London City Hotel.
The public are invited to put their nominations forward for the charity they would like to see win the top £25K prize. Nominations are open now and will close on the 28th November. Once a shortlist of charities has been drawn up, SEIB clients will have the final vote for their favourite project. The winning charity and runners up will be announced at the 2020 SEIB Charity Awards luncheon.
SEIB Chief Executive Officer Barry Fehler explained: “At SEIB we firmly believe in contributing to the common good. I was very proud when we held our first charity awards in 2018 and I am delighted that we are able to be once again granting money to the causes that really matter to our loyal customers. The feedback we have had from recipients of our previous grants is humbling.”
The winners of the 2019 SEIB Charity Awards, World Horse Welfare, have been very quick to voice their thanks for their project of ‘vital new equipment’. The SEIB charity grant paid for a new tractor and trailer at World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm and drone with a high-res camera to help locate horses in hard to reach areas.
World Horse Welfare’s Field Officer, Rachel Andrews said: “The drone has been invaluable recently in Snowdonia National Park. There were significant concerns regarding a group of up to 30 wild ponies and as the terrain was extremely difficult underfoot, the drone enabled us to locate these ponies so that we could access them from the nearest track. This meant reduced stress for the ponies and it means that we can continue to monitor them over the winter when they will be even more difficult to access.”
Always known for ‘putting something back’, SEIB is a commercial business with a charitable purpose. The company insures numerous charities and not for profit organisations. SEIB is an independent broker but is ultimately owned by a charity called the Allchurches Trust Limited and profits are used for good causes. The aim of SEIB’s immediate owner, the Ecclesiastical Insurance Office Plc, aims to give £100million for good causes through the Allchurches Trust by 2020.
No charity is too small to be in the running for the 2020 SEIB charity giving, but turnover is capped at £15m. The grant will have to be used for a specific project which will make a true difference to the cause it is aimed at. All charities will need to be UK registered and projects are to be UK based but past winners will not be eligible.
Giving is embedded in the culture of SEIB. From supporting grass roots competition that gives opportunities to amateur riders that they could only otherwise dream about, right through to the company’s long-term support of research carried out by the Animal Health Trust.
To find out more and to nominate your favourite charity please visit: www.seib.co.uk/giving