Educate Together Ireland to receive a €5,000 donation via Movement for Good Awards 

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Educate Together Ireland to receive a €5,000 donation via Movement for Good Awards

For the fifth year running, the Benefact Group, which owns Ecclesiastical Insurance in Ireland, is giving away over €1m to charities through the Movement for Good Awards across Ireland and the UK. 

Earlier this month, the Group launched a special draw for charities supporting Children and Young People.  Educate Together, a Dublin based charity, ( has been a pioneer in inclusive and student-centred education for over 40 years and was one of the recipients of €5,000 which  The €5,000 grant will help them implement system reforms, increasing access to education based on equality in the Republic.Organisations whose core charitable purpose is to support children and young people (aged 23 and under) were eligible for nomination. 

Educate Together has been a pioneer in inclusive and student-focused education for over 40 years. The €5,000 grant will assist them in implementing system reforms, increasing access to equality-based education. There are now ET national schools in Dublin located at Adamstown, Balbriggan, Ballinteer and Belmayne, along with secondary schools in Belmayne and Blackrock.

Childrens Heartbeat Trust, based in Belfast, was also one of the winners in the draw, as were Supershoes, Mother and Child Welfare Organisation, The Glamorgan Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, The Eden Christian Trust, Pavillion (Greater Easterhouse), KEF Kids, The Leanne Fund SCIO, and Henfield Youth Club. 

The winners were chosen at random from over 3,100 charities that were nominated across Ireland and the UK.  

Commenting on the winners’ announcement, David Lane, MD for Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland, said:

“We extend our thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate a children and young people charity in the Movement for Good Awards. We recognise that €5,000 can make a tremendous difference to the incredible work these charities do to support the next generation. Congratulations to the ten winners, especially to Educate Together here in Ireland and Childrens Heartbeat Trust in Northern Ireland. We look forward to witnessing how this financial boost will further their impactful care.”

Sandra Irwin-Gowran speaking on behalf of Dublin based Educate Together, commented:  “We are thrilled to have been selected to receive a €5,000 donation as part of Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Award. This generous donation will have a positive impact in the lives of thousands of children and young people, through our work to support quality and build capacity across our school network, lead on important system reforms, and to increase access to equality-based education. We would like to thank everyone who nominated Educate Together – we truly appreciate their support. We will put these funds to work straightaway to help us expand access to Educate Together schools in a challenging climate, because we believe that access to equality-based education should not depend on where you live.”

To find out how to support the Movement for Good Awards and to nominate a cause,go to

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