£20m raised as part of #ChristmasChallenge20

This year has been like no other.

The charity industry has been affected by the pandemic more than most sectors. The amount of people in need has undoubtedly increased. However, with less disposable income to go around this year, donations to charities have also slowed.

Luckily, the Big Give #ChristmasChallenge20 – and all of you – were here to help.


What was #ChristmasChallenge20?  

The Big Give is the UK’s leading online match funding platform, bringing charities, philanthropists and the public together to multiply the impact of their donations.

Every year, they run the UK’s largest matched funding campaign – the Christmas Challenge. More than 700 charities took part in 2020, and those who donated saw their contributions DOUBLED.

This year, the challenge ran from the 1st, up until the 8th of December. 


How much was raised?  

We’re pleased to announce that the campaign raised a record-breaking £20m for the 764 charities that took part. 

Additionally, an astonishing 85% of the charities reached their fundraising targets too. 

Projects spanned everything from helping to provide clean water and better sanitation in Africa, to helping children deal with the effects of the pandemic in London, the arts, education and more.


What’s next? 

OK, so the Christmas Challenge is over for another year. But that doesn’t mean there are no other opportunities to give to great causes.

The Big Give will continue to raise money for their charities throughout 2021, with match funding campaigns set up throughout the year. Whether it’s to deal with a global disaster, the continuing effects of the pandemic, or just to help raise badly needed funds for those in the charity sector.

Remember: charity is not just for Christmas.   


Finally…thank you

#ChristmasChallenge20 would not have been the record-breaking success it was without your support. 

The money you’ve helped raise will make a huge difference to thousands of people right across the world, at one of the times that they need our support the most. 

So, from all of us at, we’d like to say a very heartfelt thank you. We can’t wait to see what we can achieve together in 2021. 

So thanks again, stay safe, and have a very Merry Christmas. 


To find out more about the incredible work the Big Give does, visit the Big Give site now


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