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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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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