A record-breaking Christmas Challenge

The Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, has been a resounding success raising over £11.3 million for 528 charities. We were delighted to play a part in processing the public donations.

Launched on #GivingTuesday (28th November), it was a record breaking year for the Christmas Challenge, with both the highest number of participating charities and the highest number of donations received (29,500) in the campaign’s history. Such an achievement means that since the Big Give launched in 2007, it has raised over £97 million for thousands of charity projects.

During the campaign, which supports hundreds of charity projects that span a diverse range of causes, public donations were doubled by trusts, foundations, corporations and philanthropists as well as charity supporters. 

Director of the Big Give, Alex Day, said: "To run such a successful campaign on the 10 year anniversary of the Big Give is particularly special, as it reinforces what the Big Give is all about...Most importantly, though, we know the immense impact these donations have for the hardworking charities who take part. Not only does the money raised help them to deliver crucial projects making a real difference to their communities and beneficiaries, but participating in the campaign helps to raise their profile, attract new supporters and, we hope, ensure they continue to thrive in the future."

 

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