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Organisations urged to apply to UK's biggest match funding camapign

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Up to £25,000 is up for grabs

The Big Give has given charities a further opportunity to apply for its annual Christmas Challenge, the UK's biggest match funding campaign.

Applications have been extended until 15 July. 

The campaign seeks to raise millions of pounds for hundreds of charities that take part in the campaign. Up to £25,000 worth of match funds is available from the Big Give's Champions, who are looking to support a multitude of different causes.

From 29 November to 7 December, it offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donations doubled. 

Despite the challenging fundraising climate, recent examples show match funding can be an effective way to incentivise giving from the public.

The Champions for Children campaign, by the Childhood Trust, raised over £3m for the 80 participating charities: 83% of charities hit their fundraising targets and, across the whole campaign, 94% of available match funds were utilised (up from 92% in the 2021 campaign).

In a further boost to the campaign, the Big Give has announced that it is expecting the largest amount of Champion match funding ever distributed through the 2022 Christmas Challenge.

Charities need to be registered with one of the UK charity commissions or have a charitable exempt status granted by HMRC. Charities also need to have a minimum income of £25,000 and have at least one year's accounts filed with the respective charity commission (or Companies House, if they have exempt status).

To apply for Christmas Challenge 2022:

1. Visit

2. Create your Big Give account

2. Click on Big Give Campaigns

3. Click on Apply Now for Christmas Challenge 2022. Complete your application before 15 July. 

For more information, visit