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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The Christmas Challenge raises £3.1 million for small & local charities

This year’s Christmas Challenge raised a staggering £3.1 million for 182 small and local charities. Being part of the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign offers charities the chance to take part in a national campaign with visibility that is far greater than they might achieve alone. In celebration of #LocalCharitiesDay, we are recognising their … 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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Press release: The Big Give Christmas Challenge raises over £7.2m for 258 charities

The Big Give Christmas Challenge, a multi-million pound online match funding initiative raising money for UK charities, ran once again in 2015. Since its first campaign in 2008, the Big Give has now raised over £71m through the Christmas Challenge. The 2015 campaign launched on Friday 4th December and closed on Monday 14th December. There … Continued

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Press release: The Big Give Christmas Challenge raises over £6.4m in three days

  The Big Give Christmas Challenge has raised over £6.4m in three days for 258 participating charities. The Big Give is still offering the chance for donors to double their donations to a selection of charities until Monday 14th December. There was incredible demand from donors to have their donations doubled when the campaign launched … Continued

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Press release: The Big Give Christmas Challenge will double online donations from Friday 4th December

  The Christmas Challenge is back for the eighth year running, offering charity supporters the chance to have their donations doubled. The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest online match-funding campaign which helps UK-registered charities raise funds for their causes. Selected charities taking part in the Challenge will have the donations they receive doubled for … Continued

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Press release: The Big Give invites charities to run own match funding campaigns this December

The Big Give is inviting charities to get involved with the Christmas Challenge this year where they provide their own match funding. Applications are now open for charities wishing to take part in the Christmas Challenge: Private Match Fund. Charities can take part in the Christmas Challenge campaign but will provide their own match funding. The … Continued

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2014

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2014 After months of preparation, this year, the Challenge saw 367 charities take part and raise over £11.2 million in total including contribution from the Big Give Charity Champions. It truly was a wonderful Challenge! This year, Champion funding came from the Reed Foundation, Reed Educational Trust, Childhood Trust, Waterloo Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, … Continued

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