One donation, twice the impact.
The Big Give runs the UK’s biggest match funding campaign, The Christmas Challenge. For 7 days, it offers supporters of registered UK charities the opportunity to have their donation doubled.
How does the Christmas Challenge Work?
The Christmas Challenge is a match funding campaign where donations to participating UK charities are doubled. The match funds come from two sources – charities secure some of these (pledges) over the summer. These funds are then boosted by funds from a Big Give Champion who contributes to the match fund. This collective pot is used to double donations from online supporters when the campaign is live.
After the campaign in 2018, charities reported:
- 94% attracted new donors
- 63% said that current supporters gave more
- 89% increased their confidence in online fundraising
- 73% reported an increase in profile having taken part in the campaign
- 50% said they received a pledge promise from a new supporter
Who is eligible to take part?
You must be a UK-registered charity with a Charity Commission number or tax-exempt status.
Submit Stage 1 Application by 19th July 2019
Complete Stage 2 (Collect your Pledges) by 30th August 2019
Check your eligibility and click here to get started