62% of children “frightened” of being attacked or sexually exploited during the summer holidays

London, 15 May 2017: Research by London’s child poverty charity, The Childhood Trust, has found that vulnerable and disadvantaged children in London are facing a high threat of gang violence, sexual exploitation, or neglect during the summer holidays if it wasn’t for the provision of small, local charities. The research with 22 charities providing support … 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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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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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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