2007

October – The Big Give website is launched

2008

December – Christmas Challenge raises £2m in 45 minutes for 240 charities

2009

May – First Philanthropy in Schools event run in Dragon School, Oxford

October – Emergency match fund for natural disasters in Asia-Pacific raises £55,000

October – Third Sector Excellence Award for Innovation

December – Christmas Challenge raises £8.5m for 175 charities

2010

January – Emergency match fund for Haiti earthquake raises £190,000

August – Emergency match fund for Pakistan floods raises £180,000

November – Sir Alec Reed wins Beacon Fellowship for ‘Effective Giving’ for his work at the Big Give

December – First Christmas Launch Party at Fortnum & Masons (further parties run in 2011 and 2012)

December – Christmas Challenge raises £9.3m for 323 charities

2011

July – Emergency match fund for East Africa food crisis raises £190,000

August – First Summer Garden Party at Reed Business School (further parties run in 2012 and 2013)

December – Christmas Challenge raises £12m for 424 charities

2012

August – Big Advice Column launched

December – Christmas Challenge raises £10.5m for 350 charities

2013

April – ‘Big Give Raffle’ launched

April – Donor accounts launched

April – Emergency match fund for Syria conflict raises £140,000

July – Technology4Good Award for Digital Giving

September – Trustee finder launched

November – Emergency match fund for Philippines typhoon raises £320,000

December – Christmas Challenge raises £10.7m for 387 charities

2014

August – Emergency match fund for Gaza raises £169,000

October – Charity Times Award in Fundraising Technology

November – Emergency appeal for Ebola raises £38,000

December – Christmas Challenge raises £11.2m for 367 charities

2015

April – Emergency match fund for Nepal earthquake raises £772,000

June – ‘Summer Give’ match funding campaign for vulnerable London school children run in partnership with Childhood Trust raises £527,000

September – New website launched

September – Third Sector Award for Best Charity Partnership with payments processor, Charities Trust

December – Christmas Challenge raises £7.2m for 258 charities

2016

May – ‘Summer Give’ match funding campaign for vulnerable London school children run in partnership with Childhood Trust raises £541,420

June – Research published on the impact of match funding, co-commissioned by the Big Give. Charities Trust and RBS, and undertaken by The Researchery

December – Christmas Challenge raises £7.2m for 332 charities

December – Emergency match fund for Yemen raises over £133,000

2017

March – Emergency match fund for East Africa raises over £445,000

April – Match funding campaign for Marlborough College raises over £264,000 to restore its memorial hall

May – ‘Summer Give’ match funding campaign for vulnerable London school children run in partnership with Childhood Trust raises £778,680

June – September – Grenfell Tower appeal launched in partnership with The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation raised over £2.6 million