Applications for the Christmas Challenge 2021 are now open. The Christmas Challenge is a week-long match funding campaign which launches on #GivingTuesday, 30th November. Last year, the Christmas Challenge raised a record breaking £20.1m for 764 charities!

Up to £25,000 of match funding is available per charity. There are millions of pounds of match funding available for a wide range of charities.

As well as accessing Champion funds, evidence shows that donors are more likely to give, and to give more in match funding campaigns. The Big Give also offers a free suite of resources, training and guidance for all participating charities.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 2nd July. For more information and how to apply visit: 

If charities would like to find out further information about the Christmas Challenge, the Big Give is hosting two webinars on Thursday 27th May from 12pm - 1pm ( and Monday 7th June from 12pm - 1pm ( to give further details on how the Christmas Challenge works and the opportunity for charities to ask the Big Give team their questions.