NFU Mutual donates £2m to local charities and communities

In response to the ongoing challenges faced by communities across the UK, rural insurer NFU Mutual is delivering £2.75 million of funding for local and national charities in 2021.

As part of this initiative, the insurer has donated £2m to local charities through its Agency Giving Fund., following  £1m of support delivered by NFU Mutual’s Agency Giving Fund in 2020.

The £2m Agency Giving Fund for 2021 has now been fully distributed, supporting local charities and communities across the UK to stay strong and resilient.

NFU Mutual’s agency offices and branches, with over 300 locations nationwide, were given the opportunity to nominate local charities to receive a share of the fund to ensure donations reached all corners of the UK and were directed where they’re needed most.

Of the charities nominated to benefit from a donation from the Fund, half are providers of emotional and social support, such as Mencap Mon on Anglesey, who were nominated by NFU Mutual’s Llangefni Agency, where the donation will help fund the installation of a new wheelchair lift.

One third of supported charities were those providing frontline healthcare, including 48 nominations for local community hospices.

Other healthcare charities to benefit from the fund include the Air Ambulance with 26 agency nominations for local air ambulance charities, such as Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.

Charities providing emergency food supplies and shelter, such as local foodbanks, have also been supported through the Fund with 64 nominations from agencies.

Commenting on the community support measures undertaken by NFU Mutual for 2021, Nick Turner, group chief executive of NFU Mutual, said: “These are exceptionally challenging times for all of us, and we know that NFU Mutual agents and their staff are best placed to identify causes in their local community who need support to deliver their vital service. Our key objective has been to direct this funding to where it really matters.”

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