Charities make a huge difference in the world, but many are struggling to access funds or get the publicity they need. We want to support them and give them a voice. Since 2008, we’ve backed thousands of charity projects, empowering a diverse array of inspiring organisations to make double the difference.

Why fundraise with Big Give?

Boost your resilience

Match funding is an excellent way to diversify your income streams, engage your supporters and unlock new funding. 74% of our charity partners report receiving more donations through match funding than any comparable fundraising.

Build your profile

Increase your public reach and boost team morale through match funding. A staggering 88% of charities testify that Big Give campaigns have been instrumental in developing relationships with new supporters.

Grow your skills

Access free digital fundraising training and resources to maximise your fundraising efforts and test new ideas. 86% of participating charities shared that they increased their confidence in digital fundraising after participating in a Big Give campaign.

Double your impact

Match funding is a tried and tested approach that encourages more people to give, and people to give more. 87% of charities are satisfied with the return on investment and would participate in a Big Give campaign again.

Explore our campaigns

The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest collaborative fundraising campaign, which supports a wide range of charitable organisations in all cause-areas. It is our flagship, annual, 7-day online match funding campaign, which raised over £33m for 1,077 charities and facilitated 94,000 donations in 2023.

2024 Key Dates: Applications Open: May 13th | Campaign: 3rd – 10th December

The Christmas Challenge utilises our ‘Pledge Model’ of match funding – it works on a double-matching principle. Charities receive up to 25% of their match funding target from their Champion funder, provided they have another 25% secured from their own major donor ‘Pledges’. This 50% is then unlocked by public donations given through Big Give’s online fundraising platform during the week of the Christmas Challenge campaign.

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The Green Match Fund is a 7-day online match funding campaign is designed specifically for charities working on environmental issues. This is an opportunity to make an extraordinary difference to some of the biggest challenges facing our planet today.

2024 Key dates: Applications Open: November 1st | Campaign: 18th – 25th April

The Green Match Fund utilises our ‘multi’ model of match funding. Environmental charities apply to Big Give and can select either the 1:1 or pledge model of match funding. Their application is assessed by Big Give and our partners, Environmental Funders Network (EFN). Successful charities are awarded a sum of match funding which is ring-fenced for their organisation. This match funding is unlocked by public donations given through Big Give’s online fundraising platform during the week of the campaign.

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Arts for Impact is our latest 7-day online match funding campaign, focused on arts and culture charities with social impact. We are partnering with New Philanthropy for Arts & Culture (NPAC), a network of arts supporters who are passionate about increasing philanthropic support of the arts and culture sector. 

2024 Key dates: Applications open: 2nd October | Campaign: 19th – 26th March

The Arts for Impact Fund utilises our ‘1:1’ model of match funding. Arts and culture charities apply to Big Give, and their application is assessed by Big Give and our partners, NPAC. Successful charities are awarded a sum of match funding which is ring-fenced for their organisation. This match funding is unlocked by public donations given through Big Give’s online fundraising platform during the week of the campaign.

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Kind²Mind is a 7-day online match funding campaign, focused on supporting charities offering valuable services to address, prevent, research, treat, campaign and raise awareness about mental health as part of their work.

2024 Key Dates: Applications open: January 8th | Campaign: 14th – 28th May

Kind²Mind utilises our ‘multi’ model of match funding. Mental Health charities apply to Big Give and can select either the 1:1 or pledge model of match funding. The application is assessed by Big Give. Successful charities are awarded a sum of match funding which is ring-fenced for their organisation. This match funding is unlocked by public donations given through Big Give’s online fundraising platform during the week of the campaign.

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Champions for Children provides unrestricted funding to charities working to alleviate the impact of poverty on children across London. With 39% of London children living in poverty, The Childhood Trust aim to break the cycle of poverty so that every child experiences the healthy, happy and safe childhood which prepares them well for life.

2024 Key Dates: Applications open: January 2nd | Campaign: 4th – 18th June

Champions for Children utilises our ‘Pledge Model’ of match funding – it works on a double-matching principle. Charities receive up to 25% of their match funding target from The Childhood Trust, provided they have another 25% secured from their own major donor ‘Pledges’. This 50% is then unlocked by public donations given through Big Give’s online fundraising platform during the week of the campaign.

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Our Women and Girls Match Fund supports high impact, women and girls charities. The Women and Girls Match Fund is here to multiply generosity, tackle gender inequality and stop discrimination.

2024 Key dates: Applications open: 8th March | Campaign: 10th – 17th October 2024

The Women and Girls Match Fund utilises our ‘1:1’ model of match funding. Women and Girls’ charities apply to Big Give, and their application is assessed by Big Give. Successful charities are awarded a sum of match funding which is ring-fenced for their organisation. This match funding is unlocked by public donations given through Big Give’s online fundraising platform during the week of the campaign.

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We rely on the generosity of the public to help us cover the costs of running and managing our match funding campaigns. Thanks to the kindness of donors, Big Give has been able to use additional funds raised from our voluntary tips to support charities as a ‘champion’ in our own right, doubling the difference back to help them in their efforts to raise money for good causes.

2024 Key dates: Applications open: 1st Jan – 31st December | Campaigns must launch or close between these dates.

The Anchor Match Fund utilises our ‘pledge’ model of match funding. Big Give will contribute £1k of match funds for every £4k that charities raise from pledges (match funds from their own supporters), up to a maximum of £10k per charity.

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Our bespoke campaign setup is perfect for charities interested in creating their own match funding campaign on Big Give. With match funds secured from your own supporters, a match-funded campaign is a great way to get more people involved and interested in what you’re doing.

Key Dates: Charities can apply to run their own campaign at anytime

Running your own campaign utilises our ‘1:1’ model of match funding. Charities receive a set amount of money raised from their own supporters (pledges), that matches all of their donations.

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Simple fees,

powerful match funding

Fundraising with Big Give is free, and we work with Stripe to keep the cost of donation processing as low as possible. That means we rely on the generosity of people who donate on the platform to leave a voluntary tip, which we use to cover the costs of running our platform. These tips also enable us to double the difference onwards by providing match funding to charities to help launch their campaigns.

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Register your charity

It’s completely free to create an account! 

Click the ‘Charity login’ button in the top corner of the page. Select ‘Not a member’, and you’ll go straight to our registration page so you can start entering your details.

Create your account

Next, we’ll ask you to tell us your important charity information, like your website URL and address. You’ll also be able to add team members to finish creating your account.

Get started

We’re so excited to have you on board! Once you’ve created your account, you’ll be able to log in and see all of our charity resources, access match funding opportunities and boost your fundraising efforts.

We’re honoured to stand alongside thousands of incredible charities, boosting their impact through our match funding campaigns. Together, we’ve doubled donations to make double the difference in the world. Join our community of high-impact charity partners:

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Disasters Emergency Committee logo
Friends of the Earth logo
Prince's Trust logo
Magic Breakfast logo
The Brigitte Trust Logo
The Wave Project Logo
RCM logo
Bees for Development logo
CPAS logo
National Emergencies Trust logo
The Brain Tumour Charity logo
Borne logo
The Wildlife Trusts Logo
FareShare Logo
Smart Works Logo
Edu Spots Logo
Jamies Farm Logo
Breaking Barriers Logo
Children on the Edge logo
Women's Aid logo
Clean Break logo
Student Minds logo

Our platform supports all UK-registered charities with a Charity Commission, OSCR or NI Charity Commission number, or charities with tax-exempt status. For most of our campaigns, we require charities to have an annual income of at least £25,000 (as per the last filed accounts on the Charity Commission).

Please click the ‘charity login’ button in the top right corner of the webpage. When you get to the login page, you’ll see an option that says ‘forgotten password’, allowing you to update your login details. If you’re having issues accessing your account, please contact hello@biggive.org

Funders, who we call Champions and pledgers.
A Champion is a partner of the Big Give. A Champion can include high-net-worth individuals, foundations, philanthropists, trusts, statutory bodies, companies and corporations. A pledger can be anyone in the charity’s network. This may include a trustee, foundation, trust, company, volunteer, high-net-worth individual and others.

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