When should I make my donation during the Christmas Challenge?
Matched funds will be released at 10am GMT on the morning of the 4th, 5th and 6th December. Online donations are matched on a first come, first served basis and your online donation will be matched as long as there are matched funds still available. As such, you should try to make your online donation as close to 10am on these three mornings as possible. The Christmas Challenge will conclude once all of the matched funds have been exhausted. In the event that matched funds continue to remain available, the Christmas Challenge will finally close on 17th December at 5pm.
Where should I make my online donation during the Christmas Challenge?
To have a chance of making a matched donation, you must click the ‘Donate Online Now’ button above or on the Christmas Challenge project page. Please note that only online donations made to the project selected for the Christmas Challenge will be matched.
Who is matching my donation? Online donations will be matched using a combination of pledges from charities’ major donors and trustees, and externally sourced Charity Champion funding.
How much Charity Champion Funding is available? There is over £2m in Charity Champion funding available between the participating charities.
Can I make a matched donation to a charity if I am one of their Christmas Challenge pledgers? No. If you have already pledged to match online donations made to a given project, you are not able to also make a matched donation in December – as you would effectively be helping to match your own donation! However, you are welcome to give to any other project in the Challenge.
Will the Big Give contact me? When you make your donation you will be asked whether you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from the Big Give. If you would like to receive updates, make sure the box remains checked. If you uncheck the box, then you will not be contacted by us in the future.
How will I know if my donation has been successful? Once you have made your online donation, you will automatically be redirected to a thank you page with a receipt. You will also receive an email thanking you for your donation. This automatic email may well find its way into your spam folder, so don’t forget to check there!
What payment methods are accepted? Donations must be made online using a debit/credit card. The following card types are accepted: Mastercard / Visa / Maestro / Switch / Solo / Delta / American Express