There is a chance for people to help their favourite charity this Christmas by nominating them to win £12,000 in the fifth annual running of SEIB Giving. Following two long years that have seen many charities face significantly reduced funding, SEIB will present a total of £50,000 to good causes through SEIB Giving in 2022.
One winning charity will receive a grant of £12,000, a small charity with a turnover of under £100,000 will receive £11,000 and the remaining £27,000 will go to eight runners-up. All winning charities will be nominated by the general public and then voted for by customers of SEIB. The donations will be presented to the winning charities at the SEIB Awards luncheon in summer 2022.
The public are invited to put their nominations forward for the charity they would like to see receive one of these valuable SEIB donations. Nominations are open now and will remain so over Christmas. Nominations will close at 5pm on the 17th January 2022. Once a shortlist of charities has been drawn up, SEIB clients will have the final vote for their favourite charity. The winning charity and runners up will be announced at the 2022 SEIB Awards luncheon.
SEIB Chief Executive Officer Suzy Middleton explained: “At SEIB we firmly believe in contributing to the common good. The challenges of the past two years have made this even more important and I am delighted that we are able to get much needed funds to the causes that really matter to our loyal customers. It only takes a moment to nominate a favourite charity and it could create some festive cheer for them too.”
Owing to the hardships suffered by many charities as a result of reduced funding brought about by Covid-19, SEIB have modified the parameters for how the charities can use money from SEIB Giving. Prior to Covid, recipient charities were required to use funds toward capital projects. SEIB understands how difficult things have been, and continue to be, for charities and so any money donated by SEIB can now be used for the charities immediate needs, including running costs. In 2022, SEIB Giving is focusing on smaller charities and the maximum annual turnover for charities benefitting has been capped at £10m.
The winners of the 2021 SEIB Giving Awards, The Horse Trust and the winning small charity, Epsom RDA have been quick to voice their gratitude for the donations that they received.
Jessica Keane, Fundraising and Marketing Manager of The Horse Trust said: “Here at The Horse Trust, we believe that every horse, pony and donkey that comes through our doors has the right to
the best quality of life possible. The incredibly generous donation we have received from SEIB will be instrumental in helping us continue to provide the daily specialist veterinary care our equines need.”
Ray Lee, Trustee Group Chair of Epsom RDA added: “The SEIB grant has enabled us to do essential works at our yard ensuring we can continue to provide a quality service to over 200 riders. The fire alarm installation and the humane pigeon proofing are complete and we are about to start on the repairs to the stable roof. At a time when money has been short this grant came as a wonderful surprise and an essential contribution to keeping the stables open.”
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.
No charity is too small to be in the running for the 2022 SEIB charity awards, but turnover is capped at £10m. All charities will need to be registered and operating in the UK, 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 support of good causes.
To find out more and to nominate your favourite charity this Christmas please visit: www.seib.co.uk/giving
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