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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/match fund partner
+ £  2.50      Gift Aid (For UK taxpayers)

After a small processing fee, a £10 single donation with Gift Aid means the charity typically receives £21.67*! A £10 donation without Gift Aid means the charity receives £19.18*. You can read more about our fees here.

Please note, the amount and type of donation matched varies depending upon the specific match fund campaign running.

Grow Your Tenner 

Grow Your Tenner is our annual national match fund campaign, which runs in the autumn of each year.

Grow Your Tenner 2015 launches on the 13th October at 10am. All Localgiving members are automatically included in the campaign. If you'd like to sign up your organisation to take part, you can join Localgiving here.

Grow Your Tenner has raised over £5 million for local charities and community groups over the last four years. In 2014, we distributed over £500,000 of match funding in 38 days, benefiting groups all over the UK and encouraging more than 16,000 people to donate to a local charity. 

For more information on the results of the campaign, check out our infographic.

“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 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.

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As part of this year's #GivingTuesday, we'll be doubling 1,000 x £5 donations made on Tuesday the 1st December 2015. For more information about the campaign, please click here.

Match funds for funders

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, 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.

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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*depending upon payment method used.