What is it?
Over the summer our 31 chosen charities have been collecting donation pledges from their supporters. As a Champion, we're matching those pledges.
The collective pot is being used to double donations made by online supporters over the next seven days. One donation, twice the impact.
“There are not just financial benefits to (match funding), but also great opportunities for organisations to form valuable partnerships, gain new supporters and volunteers, and expand their audiences.”
Anne Young, Director of Strategy & Innovation, The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Championing The Big Give is part of our commitment to build capacity and resilience in the heritage sector. We want to help organisations cultivate fundraising skills, develop their income streams and grow new ones.
On top of the financial contribution, our chosen charities have also received a support package including webinars, coaching calls, resources and peer-to-peer learning.
Anne Young, Director of Strategy & Innovation at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “We’re delighted to be a Champion of The Big Give and supporting charities for this year’s Christmas Challenge. This is the first year we’ve signed up as a partner, following a match funding pilot we ran, which shows there are not just financial benefits to this approach, but also great opportunities for organisations to form valuable partnerships, gain new supporters and volunteers, and expand their audiences.
"When we launched our new five-year strategic plan at the beginning of this year we made a firm commitment to offering match funding, to incentivise others to donate to heritage, so it’s great to be ending the year by putting this into practice.”
Who are we match funding?
Our 31 charities span the full breadth of heritage, from community theatre to transport, and landscapes to cathedrals. Explore them all — and make a donation — on The Big Give website.