The Big Give is inviting charities to get involved with the Christmas Challenge this year where they provide their own match funding.

Applications are now open for charities wishing to take part in the Christmas Challenge: Private Match Fund. Charities can take part in the Christmas Challenge campaign but will provide their own match funding. The Private Match Fund is open to any UK registered charity who can provide at least £1,000 of match funding from one (or more) of their major donor(s).

“The number of applications we received this year from charities wishing to take part in the Christmas Challenge was unprecedented” said Alex Day, General Manager of the Big Give. “We wanted to offer this opportunity to as many charities as possible to still be able to take part in the UK’s biggest on-line match funding campaign. Match funding campaigns are a proven way to increase response rates, average donation sizes and overall revenues. We hope the Private Match Fund will help charities raise even more money this Christmas.”

Charities wishing to apply for the Private Match Fund have until 5pm on Friday 30th September 2015 to complete their application. Charities should register/login to their Big Give accounts and click “Apply for Private Match Fund” in their account dashboards.