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Women and Girls Match Fund in the UK

Women and Girls Match Fund in the UK

Deadline: 23-Jun-23

Big Give is inviting applications for its Women and Girls Match Fund.

Equality is essential for women and girls to dream freely, achieve proudly and live boldly. That’s why Big Give is working with amazing charities committed to serving the women and girls in the communities. The Women and Girls Match Fund is here to multiply generosity, tackle gender inequality and stop discrimination.

Campaign: 11- 18 Oct (midday)

Funds received during the campaign are restricted to the project the charity has outlined in their application until they hit their target. If a charity receives additional online donations after hitting its target, these funds may be unrestricted.

When the public donates to a charity through a Big Give campaign, Big Give asks funders (philanthropists, foundations or corporates) to match that donation. So £50 from a member of the public, becomes £100 for a good cause.

How does the campaign work?
  • Stage 0: The Raise
    • Big Give starts to secure match-funding commitments from champions.
  • Stage 1: Initial application
    • Big Give markets the opportunity to charities. The application involves completing the information for the project charities are seeking to raise funds for.
  • Stage 2: Vetting and Notification
    • Big Give completes due diligence checks on all applications and passes them on to a panel of experts who will review and assign Champion funding to charity campaigns. The total amount of Champion funding allocated to a charity makes up their match funding pot for the campaign.
  • Stage 3: Marketing
    • Big Give provides a free suite of resources to help support charities to maximise the opportunity and market the campaign.
  • Stage 4: Campaign
    • All donations to participating charities are doubled. The Champion funds are used to match online donations. Any donations raised over the overall target count as extra, unmatched, unrestricted donations to a charity’s campaign.
  • Stage 5: Post-Campaign
    • Learning and impact assessments are sent out, along with Champion reports and charity reporting requirements.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Be a UK-registered charity with a Charity Commission number or tax-exempt status and an annual income of at least £25,000 (as per last filed accounts).
  • Charities which are registered on BigGive.org (free to register).
  • Charities seeking to raise either £2,500, £5,000 or £10,000 in public donations (to be doubled by the match funds). Charities are able to use the campaign to raise unrestricted funds.
  • Charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls within the UK and internationally.
  • Charities that are led by, for and with women and girls. To assess this, Big Give will look at whether your governing documents specifically mentions women/and or girls, whether you have a majority female board, who your beneficiaries are and your web presence (if your organisation has one).
  • Big Give would encourage applications from charities that are led by Black and minoritised women and girls, LGBTQI women and girls, or Disabled women and girls. These applications will be prioritised in the assessment process.

For more information, visit Big Give.

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