Edinburgh charities have chance to win a £25,000 prize from insurance specialist

Edinburgh charities have a chance to win a share of a £25,000 prize pot offered by specialist charity insurer Ansvar’s Community Campaign.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 12:30 pm

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Many good causes in the region have been struggling to raise funds throughout the pandemic, with many at breaking point, and Ansvar, which has insured charities, churches and voluntary groups for more than 60 years, is offering to help.

The money will be split three ways: £15,000 for the overall winner with £5,000 each going to two additional charities.

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Charities in Edinburgh have a chance to win a share of a £25,000 prize pot offered by specialist charity insurer Ansvar’s Community Campaign.
Charities in Edinburgh have a chance to win a share of a £25,000 prize pot offered by specialist charity insurer Ansvar’s Community Campaign.

The competition opens on May 10, the deadline for entries is June 30 with winners notified by July 23.

All that charities need to do to enter is explain in 500 words or less why their project deserves the prize.

Judges will be looking for projects that are about to start, or already running, which positively impact the local community.

Sarah Cox, managing director at Ansvar, said: “These are tough times for many charities, including those in Edinburgh and so we’re delighted to announce our national search for three registered charities to benefit from a £25,000 prize pot.

“We know how much that money will mean to projects being run across the country and the judges are particularly keen to receive entries that provide a detailed outline of how the money would be spent.”

A judging panel will meet on the week of July 19 to decide the winner, and entries should be sent via email to [email protected] by June 30. Entrants must be a registered charity.

Ansvar’s roots go back to 1932 when it was founded in Sweden – Ansvar means ‘responsibility’ in Swedish – and has been in the UK since 1959.

Sarah added: “We’ve been insuring charitable organisations at the heart of the community for a long time and giving back to the community is an important part of what we do.

“So, we’re really looking forward to hearing from a wide breadth of charities and learning how they could benefit from this funding boost. We strongly urge any eligible charities in need of funding to submit an application.”

For more information, those interested can visit the Ansvar website.

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