At Big Give, we run match funding campaigns for charities and special causes. Our Green Match Fund 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.

Stage 0: The Raise

Big Give starts to secure match-funding commitments from champions.

Stage 1: Initial application

Big Give markets the opportunity to charities. The application involves completing the information for the project charities are seeking to raise funds for. 

Stage 2: Vetting and Notification
Big Give completes due diligence checks on all applications and passes them on to a panel of experts who will review and assign Champion funding to charity campaigns. The total amount of Champion funding allocated to a charity makes up their match funding pot for the campaign.

Stage 3: Marketing
Big Give provides a free suite of resources to help support charities to maximise the opportunity and market the campaign.

Stage 4: Campaign
All donations to participating charities are doubled. The Champion funds are used to match online donations. Any donations raised over the overall target count as extra, unmatched, unrestricted donations to a charity’s campaign. 

Stage 5: Post-Campaign
Learning and impact assessments are sent out, along with Champion reports and charity reporting requirements. 

The Green Match Fund follows our 1:1 match funding model 

All public donations made to participating charities via during the week of the campaign (20-27 April 2023) will be matched up to a specific amount.



Eligibility criteria:

  1. Be a UK-registered charity with a Charity Commission number or tax-exempt status and an annual income of at least £25,000 (as per last filed accounts).
  2. Charities that are working on environmental issues as part of their core mission. (By “core mission”, we mean that the environment is mentioned in the organisation’s charitable objects). This may include: biodiversity & conservation; climate change; agriculture & food; sustainable communities; energy; transport; trade & finance; consumption & waste; toxics & pollution. Charities may be working in the UK or overseas.
  3. Charities which are registered on (free to register).
  4. Charities seeking to raise either £2,500, £5,000 or £10,000 in public donations (to be doubled by the match funds). Charities are able to use the campaign to raise unrestricted funds.


Sign-up process:

  • Log in or sign up, head to Big Give Campaigns, and click on Apply now for the Green Match Fund



  • Jan 9th: Applications open
  • Feb 17th: Applications close
  • March 20th: Offer deadline
  • April 20th – 27th April (midday): Campaign





Sign-up process:

  • Get in touch with Big Give. We’ll send you a Champion commitment form, and once completed, we’ll help you curate your portfolio of charities.


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Who matches donations?

Partners of Big Give, who we call Champions.
A Champion can include high-net-worth individuals, foundations, philanthropists, trusts, statutory bodies, companies and more.


How does online matching work for the public?

The public will be told if matching funds are available or not when they donate. When donating, match funds are reserved for 30 minutes to complete the donation. All donations are matched in real-time, and donors can see how much match funding has been allocated to their donation.


Are the funds received during the campaign restricted to the charity’s project?

Funds received during the campaign are restricted to the project the charity has outlined in their application until they hit their target. If a charity receives additional online donations after hitting its target, these funds may be unrestricted.