Christmas Challenge Award Winners Announced

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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

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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

From 12pm on Wednesday 14th December, as long as match funds last, your donation to charities responding to the crisis will be doubled.

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

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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

From 12pm on Wednesday 14th December, as long as match funds last, your donation to charities responding to the crisis will be doubled.

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

The Christmas Challenge 2016 took place from 29th Nov - 6th Dec and raised £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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