The online match funding campaign offers participating charities up to £25,000 in match funding.
Last year’s Christmas Challenge raised £13,336,636 and saw 589 charities participate. Match funding is provided by a range of philanthropic organisations, known as ‘Champions’ which for 2019 include the Reed Foundation, the EQ Foundation, Candis, The Childhood Trust, and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Reasons given by The Big Give for taking part include:
o Access to match funding from a Big Give Champion funder – up to £25,000 available.
o Use match funds to help you ask donors for support – evidence shows that donors are more likely to give, and to give more.
o Build the Christmas Challenge into your Christmas campaign for this year.
o Join the #GivingTuesday movement as the campaign launches on this date.
o Build your skills in running digital fundraising campaign.
o Build your online donor database, and
o Benefit from additional resources and training.
To take part, charities need to login to their Big Give account or create one, then go to the Big Give campaigns section in their account area and apply to the Christmas Challenge 2019.
The deadline is 5pm on Friday 19 July.
The 2019 Christmas Challenge is looking for charities working in a number of areas including:
o Working with children.
o International development, and
o The heritage sector.
The 2019 Christmas Challenge takes place between Tuesday 3 December and Tuesday 10 December.
Source: UK Fundraising.