The Christmas Challenge Awards is a chance for the Big Give to recognise the campaign’s most successful participating charities. We look forward to celebrating and sharing your success with others.


Winning charities will be awarded cash prizes of £1,000 and upwards. Charities will be judged on:

  • How much they have exceeded their Christmas Challenge fundraising target: the more charities raise above their target, the more chance they have of winning an award.
  • How they engaged with their supporters in the campaign: we’re looking for examples of great planning, execution and learning to be used as a showcase to other charities.  
  • Creative marketing approaches: did the charity market the Christmas Challenge in a new, different or innovative way?


The awards will be judged by a panel chaired by Sir Alec Reed CBE (founder of the Big Give). A short application will be circulated to eligible charities after the Christmas Challenge has been completed.


Why not take a look at last year’s winners to see what we’re looking for and to learn about best practice for the Christmas Challenge.


To be eligible for the awards, a charity must be in receipt of Champion and Pledge funds; must have at least hit their Christmas Challenge fundraising targets; and must have complied with the Christmas Challenge Terms & Conditions.