Nominations are open for the fifth annual running of SEIB Giving allowing the public to nominate their favourite charity for a much-needed cash boost.
A total of £50,000 will be presented by SEIB through the SEIB Giving in 2022.The winning charity will receive £12,000. A second, small charity with a turnover of under £100,000 will receive £11,000, and the remaining fund will be split between eight runners-up.
Charities hopeful of the cash injection will firstly need to be nominated by members of the public. Nominations open today, December 16th, and will remain open until January 17th, 2022. SEIB customers will be given the opportunity to cast their vote from the shortlisted charities. The winning charity and the runners up will be announced at the SEIB Awards luncheon in summer 2022 when they will also receive their donation.
“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,” said SEIB Chief Executive Officer, Suzy Middleton.
The SEIB acknowledges that COVID-19 has presented charities with unprecedented difficulties and hardships. Consequently, it has altered its parameters for how the donations are used, meaning that charities can be utilized to cover their immediate needs, such as running costs. Furthermore, the focus for SEIB Giving 2022 is on smaller charities. The annual turnover for charities benefitting in 2022 has been capped at £10m.
In 2021, The Horse Trust benefitted from the largest donation while the Epsom RDA were the winning small charity.
“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,” said The Horse Trust’s Fundraising and Marketing Manager, Jessica Keane.
Her sentiments were echoed by Ray Lee, Trustee Group Chair of Epsom RDA: “At a time when money has been short this grant came as a wonderful surprise and an essential contribution to keeping the stables open.”
For further information on eligibility and casting your vote, please visit: www.seib.co.uk/giving