CAMPAIGNERS who aim to safeguard people's money has received some cash assistance of its own.

Supporters of The Bury Project, run by Christians Against Poverty, has been selected for a £1,000 award from the insurers Ecclesiastical.

Charity officials at the Ecclesiastical were handing out half a million pounds to good causes following nominations from the general public.

And the Bury debt advice scheme, which is based in Irwell Street, was one of the recipients of their Movement for Good handouts.

Gordon Clark, the debt centre manager said, “We anticipate that a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic will be a significant increase in the number of people needing the support we offer.

"The majority of our funding comes from local churches and individuals, so this award from Ecclesiastical is especially welcome.”

Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, added: "As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.

"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 financial boost will change lives for the better.”

More than 13,000 charities were nominated as part of the grants scheme but only 500 could be successful.