THE Gate charity has been given a grant as part of a huge charity giveaway which has seen 36 UK organisations receive funds.

The awards, set up by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, will see a total of £1million given to charities across the UK this summer.

Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 awards of £1,000 available for donation.

Alloa’s The Gate is one of the local charities set to benefit from the money, following overwhelming public support.

More than 6,800 kind-hearted residents voted for over 400 charities across the country.

In total, an amazing 98,000 people around the UK supported the Movement for Good awards, with over 7,000 charitable causes up and down the country receiving votes. The 500 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated.

Later this summer, a further ten charities will also be chosen by a panel of judges to receive £50,000 from Ecclesiastical to be put towards the advancement of education, skills, arts, culture and heritage, as well as citizenship or community development.

From Monday 17 June, charities are invited to apply for the substantial grant with applications being assessed against four key areas; impact and effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and care and compassion.

The successful charities will be announced from September 30, 2019.

For further information on the Movement for Good Awards and for a full list of winning charities, visit: