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Localgiving announces 2017 Local Hero campaign & Small Charity Week Match Fund

Localgiving announces 2017 Local Hero campaign & Small Charity Week Match Fund

’s 2017 Local Hero campaign opens on 1st April, with every active fundraising page on Localgiving eligible for a chance to win extra funds,

Localgiving has £5,000 to award in the Local Hero campaign, which will be split between the causes supported by the top 20 fundraisers in April. Participants will be ranked according to the number of unique online donors from which they secure a donation during April. The top fundraiser will once again receive £1,000 for their chosen cause, with those in second to fifth place receiving £500, sixth-tenth place receiving £200, and those in places 11-20 receiving £100 each for their cause.

Participants must have an active Localgiving page, and ask people to sponsor them at any time between the 1st and 30th of April. Each fundraising page will be automatically included in the campaign and the more people that sponsor the page, the higher up the leaderboard it will rank.

Small Charity Week Match Fund

Later in the year, in June, Localgiving will also be supporting with its Small Charity Week Match Fund. For one day only, starting at 10am on Thursday 22nd June, Localgiving will be doubling one-time donations to local charities pound-for-pound by up to £25. Charities and community groups that are members of Localgiving will have a maximum of £250 of match available to them.

The campaign will take place on Fundraising Day as part of Small Charity Week 2017, launching at 10:00 and running until the fund runs out, or 23:59 – whichever comes first.

To get involved in this event, charities must make sure they have an active Localgiving membership. All groups with an active Localgiving membership will be automatically eligible for match funding through the campaign.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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