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Chance for Charities to double donations this Christmas

June 7, 2017

Castlehaven Community Centre (25).jpgSummer has barely arrived but it’s never too early to look ahead to the season of giving. That’s why the Big Lottery Fund has teamed up with the amazing people at The Big Give to offer the opportunity to double public donations to charities in Wales this Christmas.

Since The Big Give was founded by Sir Alec Reed in 2007, the organisation has helped raise an incredible £82 million for over 2,800 charity projects in the UK.

This year, the Christmas Challenge launches on 28 November on #GivingTuesday, and will double public donations made through the website until 5 December. The match-funding pot is funded through ‘Champions’  like Big Lottery Fund.

The process is simple. Charities have until 7 July 2017 to register their interest here.

The next step is the most exciting and rewarding part of the process as the Christmas Challenge launches and charities have one week to drum up as much support and donations as possible from their Christmas helpers and benefit from the match-funding. This is the opportunity for charities to reap the rewards as 84% of donors are more likely to give in a match-funding campaign and 86% of donations made in the Christmas Challenge are Gift Aided.

This is why Big Lottery Fund Wales is wholeheartedly behind the campaign and has pledged to match the donations towards projects working to improve the welfare of people in Wales. So whether you’re a charity looking to benefit from people’s kindness, or a generous Samaritan looking to pledge your support (big or small) to your favourite charity, you can play a big part in making Christmas dreams come true this year across the country by clicking here.




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