Christmas Challenge Award Winners Announced

The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign run by the Big Give. The Awards have been established to recognise the best performing of the hundreds of charities that take part each year. How were they judged? Charities who met or exceeded their fundraising targets were eligible to apply. A judging panel, … Continued

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The Christmas Challenge Awards: The Shortlist

The Awards We are delighted to share the shortlist for the first year of the Christmas Challenge Awards. The Awards have been launched to recognise the most successful charities in our annual match funding campaign. Charity applications were judged by a panel headed up by Sir Alec Reed CBE (founder of the Big Give) and the … Continued

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Yemen Emergency Appeal raises over £133,000

Donations doubled to raise emergency funds Working closely with the DEC and other humanitarian organisations, the Big Give launched an emergency match fund on December 14th. In just two weeks, the campaign has raised over £133,000 thanks to generous donations from the public. Donations were generously matched by philanthropists, trusts and foundations including the Reed … Continued

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Christmas Challenge raises £7.2m for 332 charities

Christmas Challenge raises £7.2m for 332 charities and receives a record number of donations The Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign has drawn to a close for this year. Since it began in 2008, the campaign has now raised a staggering £78.7 million for over 2,800 charity projects. This year, the campaign launched … Continued

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The New & Improved Christmas Challenge 2016

The Christmas Challenge returns for 2016 We’re excited to announce that there will be significant changes to the Christmas Challenge in 2016. Following consultation with charities, donors and our philanthropic partners, we are implementing changes to the Christmas Challenge model to improve the experience for charities and donors. We’re particularly excited to announce this alongside … Continued

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Match funding research report launched

The Big Give have launched a research report, ‘A Great Match: How match-funding incentivises charitable giving in the UK and unites funders and donors in tackling social issues‘. The report, which was co-commissioned by Charities Trust and RBS and undertaken by The Researchery, is the first in-depth exploration of match-funding in the UK. Evidence is drawn from a … Continued

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Summer Give match funding campaign raises over £540,000

The Big Give partnered with The Childhood Trust to run the Summer Give match funding campaign for a second time. The campaign took place over 48 hours (16th-19th May) raising funds for charities supporting London’s most vulnerable children in the summer holidays. The Big Give was delighted that the campaign was even more successful this year, raising £541,420 for … Continued

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