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Apply now to the UK's biggest match fund

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Closing date is 7 July

Charities are being urged to apply to the UK’s biggest match fund campaign, the Big Give Christmas Challenge, as it is opens for applications. 

Last year, the Christmas Challenge had a major positive impact on the charities participating as it raised £28.6m for 1,021 charities and 79,000 members of the public donated. 70% of the charities that took part reached their funding target.

The campaign was promoted by a number of celebrities including Dame Judi Dench, Claudia Winkelman, Stephen Fry and Chris Packham.

The challenge is Big Give’s annual flagship event and accounts for around three quarters of the £240m raised by Big Give since 2007.

Alex Day, managing director of Big Give, said: “The Christmas Challenge is what we are most well-known for and every year it makes a major difference to so many charities.

“This year we are looking to smash all previous totals with a record amount of matched funds available for the largest number of charities and of course record generosity from the public.

“Taking part makes so much sense so we encourage any charity to apply and  be part of what is a great UK success story.”

Almost half of the money raised by the Christmas Challenge in 2010–2022 was for small charities with a current annual income of less than £1 million.

The funds raised will make a huge difference to charities that are facing challenges from the cost of living crisis and increased demand on their services.

It doubles the public’s donations and doubles their impact as it matches their donations with Big Give champions i.e. philanthropists, foundations and companies. This year champions include The Reed Foundation, Julia & Hans Rausing Trust, The Childhood Trust, Candis and many more.

The Christmas Challenge runs from 28 November – 5 December 2023. Charities have until 7July to apply for the campaign and information on eligibility and the application process is here: https://biggive.org/christmas-challenge/

 

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