BROUGHTON based environmental consultancy Beyondly has donated more than £149,000 to charities as part of its annual ‘Fund for Change’ programme.

Each year, Beyondly - formerly Comply Direct - commits to giving five percent of its net profit to charitable projects, making a positive and impactful difference across a variety of environmental, social and governance issues.

This year, it has donated to 13 charities, all of which were able to demonstrate how they addressed the environmental, social and governance issues of upmost importance to Beyondly stakeholders.

They include Skipton Step Into Action; Share Skipton; SELFA; and Abbeyfield The Dales, as well as The UK Sepsis Trust and Yorkshire Children’s Trust.

Jessica Aldersley, managing director at Beyondly, said: "I was fortunate enough to be closely involved in our second annual Fund for Change process, through which we saw applications more than double over the first year with a total of 23 applications received. It was inspiring to hear about the great work all of these charities are doing.

"I speak on behalf of all of the Fund for Change team when I say we had a really tough decision on our hands in arriving at the final shortlist. However, we felt that the charities on our shortlist, and the projects we will be supporting were best placed to help us deliver against our purpose of leading, inspiring and educating to positively impact society and the environment and realise our vision of a better, fairer, sustainable world for all.

"We are really looking forward to seeing the projects be delivered, and the positive impact they will bring."

Over the next 12 months, Beyondly will work alongside each charity to highlight and share the impact of the donation.