The Big Give - Christmas Challenge
This year, we are applying to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. We’re hoping to raise vital funds for our new Bereavement Support Worker.
The Christmas Challenge (the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign) helps UK-registered charities to raise funds for their projects by doubling donations when the campaign goes live on 29th November. Research shows that 84% of donors are more likely to give in a match funding campaign and that donations are on average 2.5 times bigger so we’re very excited about the opportunity to take part.
How does it work?
The matching pots used to double donations for charities taking part in the Christmas Challenge are made up of a combination of funds. These are funds sourced by the charity (‘Pledges’) and funds sourced by the Big Give (‘Champions’) which are available if we are successfully selected by a Champion.
I want to Pledge
As part of our application, we need our key supporters to make promises of funding, called ‘Pledges’, which will be used as match funds to double online donations made to our charity during the campaign. Your commitment of funding might also help us to secure additional match funds via a Champion (sourced by the Big Give).
We are aiming to raise a total of £1000 in pledges to take part in the Christmas Challenge.
If you would be willing to make a pledge to us, you can do so by completing this online form by the deadline of 5pm, Friday 1st September:
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your dontation.
The timeline for fulfilling the pledge (i.e. transferring the funds to us) is 5th December 2017 – 12th January 2018.
Fulfilment of any pledge is conditional on us receiving the appropriate online donations during the campaign (28th November – 5th December). Pledgers will only be required to pay a pro-rata amount of their pledge if we don’t hit our online target - it's our guarantee to them that we are committed to raising additional donations.
Please note that if you pledge to us, you will not be able to make an online donation to us in December because your pledge will be used to match these donations.
I want to raise funds during the campaign.
We will need to raise £1000 in donations from 5th December 2017 – 12th January 2018. If you have an idea to do something amazing during this time then email us at: email@example.com so we can help.