Sky News Interview with Alex Day: The Big Give’s Grenfell Tower Appeal

On Saturday 17th June our Director, Alex Day, was interviewed on Sky News about our Grenfell Tower appeal. You can watch the full interview below. We are working with a generous group of philanthropists and funders who are doubling donations to our Grenfell Tower appeal. All donations will be directed to The Kensington and Chelsea Foundation … Continued

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Grenfell Tower Appeal raises £1 million in 48 hours

Following the devastating events at Grenfell Tower, Latimer Road earlier this week, we launched an emergency campaign to raise vital funds to support all those affected by the tragedy. The campaign raised over £1 million in the first 48 hours with the total continuing to rise. Today our Director, Alex Day, visited West Kensington and told us about … Continued

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East Africa Emergency Appeal raises over £445,000

Donations doubled to raise emergency funds Working closely with the DEC and other humanitarian organisations, the Big Give launched an emergency match fund for East Africa on 15th March. In just two weeks, the campaign raised over £445,000 thanks to generous donations from the public. Donations were generously matched by philanthropists, trusts and foundations including the … Continued

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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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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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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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