We are generous
We believe in giving. It feels good and achieves more. At the heart of our charity is the idea of a ‘Generosity Multiplier’. We want to multiply the goodwill of thousands of people, funders and charities to make double the difference.
We are purposeful
Everything we do is driven by our commitment to create meaningful impact. We’re proud to be the UK’s leading match funding charity, helping to double the difference and support our partners to make a positive change in the world.
We are trustworthy
Our established systems, connections, and expertise make all our work possible. We want to go above and beyond to ensure we’re doing everything possible to make giving easy for everyone and make your donation have double the impact.
We are together
Our desire to connect charities, champions, and the public inspires our activities. We know that great things can happen when we all come together. We bring together a community of generosity from larger donors to small, so no matter the need or where in the world, we’re united to create a better and more sustainable future for us all.
Double the difference
In 2007, our founder, Sir Alec Reed, had a big, pioneering idea: that whatever cause you support, whether ending global poverty or promoting gender equality, from climate change to mental well-being – your donation is doubled if you give through Big Give—enabling thousands of charities to make an even bigger difference. It’s an idea that has already raised over £280m for thousands of charities, but the world needs more, so we’re aiming even higher! It’s a big ask. But it’s possible when people come together through Big Give. We’re asking people not just to make a difference. But to make double the difference.
The Christmas Challenge raises £33m for 1077 high-impact charites working across the UK and overseas.
The Women & Girls Match Fund raises £1.2m for 133 fantastic charities.
Champions for Children 2023, by The Childhood Trust, raises £3.5 million for 84 participating charities.
Kind2Mind 2023 (formerly The Mental Health Match Fund) raises £1,5 million for 182 participating charities.
The Green Match Fund 2023 raises over £4.3 million for 178 charities.
In collaboration with the Disaster Emergencies Committee, £2 million is raised for the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal.
The Christmas Challenge 2022 raises a record-breaking £28.6 million for 1021 charities, in a tough economic climate.
The pilot campaign for the Mental Health Match Fund raises over £316,000 for 7 charities.
Champions for Children 2022, by The Childhood Trust, raises over £3 million for 81 participating charities.
The Green Match Fund 2022 raises over £2.7 million for 146 charities.
The inaugural Women & Girls Match Fund raises over £2 million for 121 charities.
The Christmas Challenge 2021 raises over £24 million for 928 charities.
The Afghanistan Emergency Appeal raises £760,95 for Disasters Emergency Committee.
Champions for Children 2021 (formerly ‘Summer Give’) by The Children’s Trust raises £3.4 million to tackle food poverty amongst children in London.
The India Coronavirus Appeal raises £386,985 for Disasters Emergency Committee.
The inaugural Green Match Fund raises £1,8 million for 112 environmental charities.
Big Give raises £221,999 in conjunction with MailForce to support children in Britain whose education was impacted Covid-19.
The Christmas Challenge raises £20.1m for 764 charities, the largest ever campaign run by Big Give.
Emergency match fund for global communities affected by COVID-19 raises £474,000.
Champions for Children match funding campaign tackling food poverty amongst children in London, run in partnership with Childhood Trust raises over £3.6 million.
Emergency match fund for UK communities affected by COVID-19, in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, raises over £1.3 million.
Christmas Challenge 2019 raises £15.6m for 587 charities.
Big Give 2.0 launches.
‘Big Dinner’ match funding campaign tackling food poverty amongst children in London, run in partnership with Childhood Trust, raises £226,000.
Emergency match fund for Cyclone Idai raises over £540,000.
The Christmas Challenge 2018 raises £13.3m for 589 charities.
Emergency match fund for communities affected by the Indonesian Tsunami raises over £378,000.
Philanthropy in Schools programme closes after schools raise over £50,000 for charity since 2010.
‘Summer Give’ match funding campaign for vulnerable London school children run in partnership with Childhood Trust raises £1,002,433.
Christmas Challenge 2017 raises £11.3 million for 528 charities.
Emergency match fund for Rohingya people fleeing Myanmar raises over £242,000.
Grenfell Tower appeal launched in partnership with The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation raised over £2.6 million.
‘Summer Give’ match funding campaign for vulnerable London school children run in partnership with Childhood Trust raises £778,680.
Match funding campaign for Marlborough College raises over £264,000 to restore its memorial hall.
Emergency match fund for East Africa raises over £445,000.
Emergency match fund for Yemen raises over £133,000
Christmas Challenge raises £7.2m for 332 charities.
Research published on the impact of match funding, co-commissioned by Big Give. Charities Trust and RBS, and undertaken by The Researchery.
‘Summer Give’ match funding campaign for vulnerable London school children run in partnership with Childhood Trust raises £541,420.
The Christmas Challenge raises £7.2m for 258 charities.
Third Sector Award for Best Charity Partnership with payments processor, Charities Trust.
New website launched.
‘Summer Give’ match funding campaign for vulnerable London school children run in partnership with Childhood Trust raises £527,000.
Emergency match fund for Nepal earthquake raises £772,000.
The Christmas Challenge raises £11.2m for 367 charities.
An emergency appeal for Ebola raises £38,000.
Charity Times Award in Fundraising Technology.
Emergency match fund for Gaza raises £169,000.
Christmas Challenge raises £10.7m for 387 charities.
Emergency match fund for Philippines typhoon raises £320,000.
Trustee finder launched.
Technology4Good Award for Digital Giving.
Emergency match fund for Syria conflict raises £140,000.
Donor accounts launched.
‘Big Give Raffle’ launched.
Christmas Challenge raises £10.5m for 350 charities.
Big Advice Column launched.
Christmas Challenge raises £12m for 424 charities.
First Summer Garden Party at Reed Business School (further parties run in 2012 and 2013).
Emergency match fund for East Africa food crisis raises £190,000.
Christmas Challenge raises £9.3m for 323 charities.
First Christmas Launch Party at Fortnum & Masons (further parties run in 2011 and 2012).
Sir Alec Reed wins Beacon Fellowship for ‘Effective Giving’ for his work at Big Give.
Emergency match fund for Pakistan floods raises £180,000.
Emergency match fund for Haiti earthquake raises £190,000.
The Christmas Challenge raises £8.5m for 175 charities.
Third Sector Excellence Award for Innovation.
Emergency match fund for natural disasters in Asia-Pacific raises £55,000.
First Philanthropy in Schools event run in Dragon School, Oxford.
Christmas Challenge 2008 raises £2m in 45 minutes for 240 charities.
The Big Give website is launched.
Together, we have helped to provide the vital resources needed to support our charity partners, striving to positively impact thousands of lives. Since Big Give was born, we’ve achieved: