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When should I make my donation during the Christmas Challenge?

Matched  funds will be released at 10am GMT on the morning of the 4th, 5th and 6th  December.  Online donations are matched on a first come, first served  basis and your online donation will be matched as long as there are  matched funds still available.  As such, you should try to make your  online donation as close to 10am on these three mornings as possible.   The Christmas Challenge will conclude once all of the matched funds  have been exhausted.  In the event that matched funds continue to remain  available, the Christmas Challenge will finally close on 17th December at 5pm.

Where should I make my online donation during the Christmas Challenge?
To  have a chance of making a matched donation, you must click the ‘Donate  Online Now’ button above or  on the Christmas Challenge project page.  Please note that only online  donations made to the project selected for the Christmas Challenge will  be matched.

Who is matching my donation? Online  donations will be matched using a combination of pledges from charities’ major donors and trustees, and externally sourced Charity Champion funding.

How much Charity Champion Funding is available? There is over £2m in Charity Champion funding available between the participating charities.

Can I make a matched donation to a charity if I am one of their Christmas Challenge pledgers? No.   If you have already pledged to match online donations made to a given  project, you are not able to also make a matched donation in December – as you would  effectively be helping to match your own donation! However, you are  welcome to give to any other project in the Challenge.

Will the Big Give contact me? When  you make your donation you will be asked whether you would like to be  kept up to date with the latest news from the Big Give.  If you would  like to receive updates, make sure the box remains checked.  If you uncheck the box, then you will not be contacted by us in the future.

How will I know if my donation has been successful? Once  you have made your online donation, you will automatically be redirected to a thank you page with a receipt.  You will also receive an  email thanking you for your donation.  This automatic email may well  find its way into your spam folder, so don’t forget to check there!

What payment methods are accepted? Donations must be made online using a debit/credit card. The following card types are accepted: Mastercard / Visa / Maestro / Switch / Solo / Delta / American Express


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