Dentaid receives £11,000 Movement for Good Award

The dental charity in the UK and overseas

Dentaid has received an £11,000 Movement for Good Award from Benefact Group. We were chosen by a panel of judges to receive a share of £500,000 as part of Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards. The money will be used to buy x-ray, IT and dental equipment for Dentaid’s fifth charity dental unit which will be on the road soon, providing outreach dental care for people experiencing homelessness and other underserved communities.

Every month we receive requests from organisations that support vulnerable people who urgently need dental care. We will now be able to help more of these groups by alleviating dental pain and helping them feel more confident in their smiles which can improve their life chances and future prospects.

The awards are designed to help charities make a real difference in their communities. More than 500 charities applied for the funding. The winning projects were selected against four criteria: impact and effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and care and compassion.
“We are very grateful to receive this grant from Movement for Good,” said Dentaid CEO Andy Evans. “Since the pandemic we’ve seen demand for our services skyrocket, and it will be brilliant to have our 5th mobile dental unit fully equipped and on the road. Dentistry can play a key part in helping someone move on to a new chapter in their lives, whether that’s alleviating the misery of untreated toothache or restoring their smile after trauma and abuse. 

Pressure on dental services means that our charity has never been busier and, thanks to our volunteers and supporters, we’re delighted that we can help more people to access life changing dental care.” Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said: “At Benefact Group we believe business should be a force for good.

More than ever, charitable causes need sustained support and a sense of financial stability.
Through our Movement for Good larger-grant awards, we are championing a more imaginative way of supporting charities so that they can have some certainty in these challenging times. We know our funding can be a lifeline to those who are struggling with cost-of-living increases and a grant of this scale can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do.”