Restorative Justice Council wins £1,000 festive boost thanks to Benefact Group

The Restorative Justice Council has won a £1,000 festive financial boost thanks to nominations from the public.

We are one of 120 winning charities to receive an early Christmas gift of a £1,000 donation as part of Benefact Group’s seventh annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

Members of the public were invited to nominate a charity to win a share of £120,000 and the Restorative Justice Council was amongst the winners which were drawn at random.

We are delighted to announce that we will be allocating this money to our Bursary fund which will help support individuals and/or organisations who may benefit from RJC services but whose circumstances prevent them from accessing these.

Jim Simon, Chief Executive Officer of the RJC, said: “I am delighted with the news that the RJC has won this money. As a charity with no grant funding, all donations make a difference and to be gifted £1,000 from the Benefact Group is very much welcomed. I am delighted that we can use this gift to boost our bursary fund. Using this gift in this way means we are able to share our good fortune with the wider restorative sector.”   

Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said: “We know that charities are struggling, and for many, the festive season is a critical time. We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a cause close to their hearts as part of our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

“Benefact Group is the third largest corporate donor in the UK and has an ambition to be the biggest. Owned by a charity, Benefact Trust, all of its available profits go to good causes, and the more the Group grows, the more the Group can give.

“We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this festive financial boost will change lives for the better.”

Benefact Group has donated over £200 million to over 10,000 charitable causes since 2014. The organisation aims to reach £250 million in donations by 2025.

Earlier this year, 300 £1,000 awards were donated followed by £480,000 of larger grants in October.

Movement for Good is funded by EIO plc, part of the Benefact Group.

Our CEO concluded by saying, "Thank you to all those who nominated us; your support has not only benefited the RJC but the wider restorative sector"