Challenge Funding

The Big Give runs annual Christmas Challenges where you can have your donation matched, making your support go even further.  If you are a charity looking to find out more about Challenge Funding, please click here.

Alternatively, if you are interested in becoming a Charity Champion for the Challenge and helping to double donations to a group of charities of your choice (£20k+), please click here.

2013 Christmas Challenge

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2013 began at 10am, Thursday 5th December! The Challenge featured 387 charities and brand new Charity Champions including – for the first time ever – the Cabinet Office!

From 10am, donations to participating charities were matched on a first-come, first-served basis! More matching funds were released at 10am on 6th and 7th December and overall the Challenge raised over £10.7million. To find out more, please click here.

2012 Christmas Challenge

The Christmas Challenge 2012 raised over £10.5million for 350 participating charities and ran very smoothly, overcoming all of the technical difficulties experienced in 2011.

For more info on the Challenge, and to see how each charity got on, please click here.

2011 Christmas Challenge

The Christmas Challenge 2011 raised in excess of £12million for the 424 participating charities. The matching funds were provided by the Christmas Challenge Big Givers and the participating charities’ major donors and trustees.

The success of the Christmas Challenge 2011 was due to their generosity and the dedication of all the charities’ individual supporters, who made over 19,700 online donations during the Challenge period.

2010 Christmas Challenge

The Big Give 2010 Christmas Challenge doubled over 17,000 donations and raised an incredible £9.3million.

To read more about the success of the Challenge, please click here.

The generous sponsors of the Challenge included:

2009 Christmas Challenge

The Reed Foundation and trustees & major donors of charities registered on the Big Give joined together to match online donations in December and raised over £8million in a week.

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2008 Matched Funding Challenge

In December 2008 Reed Foundation created a matched fund of £1million which was matched by online donors in just 45 minutes.

Click here for more information.

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