The Christmas Challenge is the largest online match funding campaign, raising over £15m for nearly 600 charities in December 2019. Each year we have millions of pounds of match funding from our Champions on offer to charities, enabling them to double donations to campaigns they support on the Big Give platform. The Christmas Challenge each year opens on #GivingTuesday, which in 2020 will be 1st December and runs for 7 days. Applications are now open for charities who wish to participate.

We are hosting a webinar on the Christmas Challenge and how it can help your charity – this will include a short presentation by us, followed by a Q&A session – on Friday 19th June at 11am. If you want to find out more about the Christmas Challenge or ask us a question, please visit the Eventbrite page to sign up to attend. (Please note: there are only spaces for 100 attendees, so please sign up as soon as possible if you are interested – if you are unable to attend, we will be recording the webinar and putting it up on our YouTube channel)

See what charities who took part in the 2019 Christmas Challenge have to say about their experience of the campaign and we have also written a guest blog for #GivingTuesday on what makes a successful campaign.

To apply for Christmas Challenge 2020:
1. Log in or sign up for Big Give account
2. Click on Big Give Campaigns
3. Click on Apply now for Christmas Challenge 2020

Deadline for the stage 1 application is 5pm Friday 3rd July. The deadline to collect the pledges is 5pm Friday 28th August. Remember you can start collecting your pledges as soon as you have submitted your stage 1 application, so the sooner that is submitted, the more time you have to collect the pledges.