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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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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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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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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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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Why The Childhood Trust believes in match funding

Lisa Gagliani MBE, Chief Executive of The Childhood Trust tells us more about the importance of match funding and why they choose to channel funds via the Big Give. Charitable organisations have been under fire recently and charity spending has been going through intense scrutiny. This has made the public more sceptical when it comes … Continued

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