The Women and Girl’s Match Fund is funding to support charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in England and Scotland throughout 2022. Applications for the Christmas Challenge are already open and close on Friday 1st July.
Over £1m of match funding is available. We have two other opportunities for charities to access this funding over the course of 2022:
To be eligible to apply, charities must meet all of the following criteria:
The Christmas Challenge is a match funding campaign where donations to participating charities are doubled during the week of the campaign (29 Nov - 6 Dec). Visit the Christmas Challenge page for more information.
The match funds come from two sources - charities secure some of these (Pledges) over the summer. The funds are then boosted by funds from a Big Give Champion (i.e. DCMS Tampon Tax funding) which contributes to the match fund pot. The collective pot is used to double donations from online supporters when the campaign is live.
For Women and Girls charities in England and Scotland, with an annual income of less than £1m, the Big Give can act as a Pledger for your campaign and offer Pledge funding of up to £12,500. This will be topped up with funds from DCMS of up to £12,500. This means you can access up to £25,000 in match funds from the Big Give and DCMS.
Applications open on Monday 16th May and close at 5pm Friday 1st July. The campaign launches at 12pm (midday) Tuesday 29th November and closes 12pm (midday) Tuesday 6th December.
All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright