Grow your Tenner 2017 raises almost £670,000 in a week

Melanie May | 27 October 2017 | News

LocalGiving's Grown Your Tenner campaign 2017
Grow Your Tenner

This year’s Grow Your Tenner campaign has closed after raising nearly £670,000 worth of funding in one week for almost 1,000 local charities and community groups.
The money for this year’s LocalGiving Grow Your Tenner campaign was raised by over 11,000 supporters, 53% of whom were donating to their chosen group for the first time. In the week that the campaign ran for, more than 1,700 Direct Debits were set up, which are projected to inject over £380,000 into the local voluntary sector over the next 12 months. To celebrate the sixth year of the campaign, Localgiving also offered to match monthly donations of up to £10 for a full six months, while one off donations were also matched up to £10.
This year LocalGiving is also giving awards to the Grow Your Tenner campaigns it considers to have been the most creative and impactful. The winning charities will each receive a donation of £100.

Chris Dormer, Head of Business Development at Localgiving said:

“Each year our Grow Your Tenner campaign provides a great opportunity for people to connect with, and support grassroots groups. From foodbanks to sports teams, these organisations link together communities and provide essential services for the most vulnerable people in society. The level of engagement and enthusiasm generated around Grow Your Tenner shows the real impact that match fund campaigns can have – not only in bringing in funding but also in galvanising support and awareness for the amazing work of local voluntary groups.”

While Grow Your Tenner may be over for this year, there is still just time to apply for Magic Little Grants. Charitable groups in the UK that deliver physical activities can apply for grants of either £250 or £500. LocalGiving is working the with the Postcode Community Trust on Magic Little Grants. They have awarded funding to 127 projects across Great Britain so far but there is still funding available for at least a further 70 projects.
The final deadline for applications for Magic Little Grants is next Tuesday: 31 October 2017.