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Make it go further with match funds

Through Localgiving’s match fund campaigns, everyone can make a difference. A matched donation boosts the impact local charities can have on our communities.

Here’s how a match fund works:

   £10.00     Your donation
+ £10.00      Donation matched by Localgiving.com/match fund partner
+ £  2.50      Gift Aid (For UK taxpayers)
   £22.50

After a small processing fee, a £10 single donation with Gift Aid means the charity receives £21.54! A £10 donation without Gift Aid means the charity receives £19.16. You can read more about our fees here

Grow Your Tenner

Grow Your Tenner is Localgiving’s annual national match fund campaign and is open to all charities with an active Localgiving.com membership. 2014’s campaign is set to launch this October, doubling online donations of up to £10.

Full details on this year’s campaign will be sent to all charities on Localgiving.com via email soon. If you represent an organisation on the platform and have any questions, please email our help desk at help@localgiving.com or give us a call on 0300 111 2340.

Match funds for major donors

Localgiving has an extensive background in delivering highly successful match fund campaigns at both a local and national level. Match funds make a huge difference to local charities and community groups across the UK and are one of the most effective ways for a major donor to leverage their giving.

If you’re interested in funding a match fund campaign through Localgiving.com, then please click here to find out more, or email us at matchfunds@localgiving.com and we’ll get back to you with more details.

Case Studies

Charity Begins in Cornwall 2014

Localgiving.com matched to £100 per donation made to all Cornish charities on the Localgiving.com website from 10am on Saturday 1st March until Monday 9th June in collaboration with the Eden Project and Cornwall Community Foundation.

Key Statistics:

  • Total of £41,975.30 raised in just over 3 months

  • £18,548 worth of donations matched

  • 15 groups across Cornwall benefited

  • Average amount raised per group of nearly £3000

Grow Your Tenner 2013

Our 2013 Grow Your Tenner campaign saw us turn Cabinet Office funding of £500k into £1.5m worth of donations to small charities across England, generating a huge positive impact to a wide range of local communities nationwide.

Key Statistics:


  • £1,350,000 of immediate funding – as despite the match limit of £10, the average donation was £15.79

  • A legacy of monthly Direct Debit donations, which given past experience will add a further £150,000 of funding

  • 1,300 charities benefited, of which 30% were too small to be registered charities and only able to accept online donations through Localgiving.com

  • 13,298 people made online donations

  • 2,894 monthly Direct Debits were set up

  • 65% of online donors took advantage of Gift Aid

“The Grow Your Tenner campaign is simply amazing. It encourages people to give and give more frequently. For a small charity such as ours, the Grow Your Tenner campaign has seen donations increase at a vital time of the year when quite often, we struggle.”
Kari Lucas, St Werburghs City Farm

“Thank you so much for running the Grow Your Tenner campaign. Lots of parents used our Localgiving.com page to make donations for the first time. Several of them set up Direct Debit donations and persuaded some of their friends to do the same. We would love you to run the campaign again in the future. Good luck with all your work to secure further match funding.”
Bath Swim Therapy

Get in touch!

If you’d like to know more about our match fund campaigns and how you can get involved then please email us at help@localgiving.com or give us a call on 0300 111 2340 or tweet us @Localgiving.

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