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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YEMEN CRISIS: The Big Give launches emergency match funding appeal

The situation As a result of 20 months of war in Yemen, people have lost their jobs and the economy has almost collapsed. Hospitals, schools and farms have been destroyed. Two thirds of the population (18.8 million out of 27.4 million) are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. More than 7 million people in Yemen … 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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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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Research into making your donations go further

Research into making your donations go further We are excited to have recently commissioned a piece of research on the donor experience of using the Big Give platform to discover and donate to charities. We are keen to ensure that we can deliver the best possible experience for donors and increase the impact of individual giving. Who, what and … Continued

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