As the festive season nears, many people consider making a special donation to a charity or favourite project to reflect the spirit of the season.
Until midday GMT on December 8th, The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020 project doubles every donation you make.
For just seven days , it offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donation doubled by visiting their site at theBigGive.org.uk
There are many different types of charity participating, but those reading this blog may like to know that a good number of deserving arts organisations are asking for your help through this scheme.
How does it work? Well, firstly the Big Give organisation brings together a range of philanthropists and larger scale donors to produce a large pot of money (in the millions).
Then, when individuals like you or me donate to the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge, the money we donate is matched by an equal amount taken from the already created pot of money, making your donations worth twice as much to the participating charities. The matching continues either until the matching fund is empty, or until the midday deadline on 8th December.
Remember- all your donations to participating charities will be doubled., as long as matching funds remain in the pot.
The Christmas Challenge, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE, is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. Since the Big Give launched the Christmas Challenge campaign in 2008, it has raised over £110 million for thousands of charity projects.
For more information, or to browse the participating charities (including a good number from the arts sector), or simply to make a donation, click here
I have spent some time looking through the arts organisations participating and here are a few suggestions of some of the really worthwhile projects that deserve your support. Please give whatever you can. It all makes a difference.
ARDENT THEATRE COMPANY
CLEAN BREAK THEATRE COMPANY
MOUSETRAP THEATRE PROJECTS
LONDON MUSIC MASTERS
ARTS 4 DEMENTIA
THE LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE
STRATFORD CIRCUS THEATRE