Big Give Christmas Challenge application deadline extended to 15 July

Melanie May | 5 July 2022 | News

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Applications for the Big Give Christmas Challenge will remain open until 5pm on Friday 15 July, a two-week extension from the original deadline. 

The campaign runs from 29 November – 7 December, and offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donations doubled. Up to £25,000 worth of match funds is available from the Big Give’s Champions, who look to support a multitude of different causes.

A report commissioned by the Big Give showed that:


The Big Give has announced that it is expecting the largest amount of Champion match funding ever distributed through the 2022 Christmas Challenge. A number of Champions have been confirmed so far with more to come. These include:

To be eligible to take part in the Christmas Challenge, Charities need to be registered or have a charitable exempt status granted by HMRC. They also need a minimum income of £25,000 and to have at least one year’s accounts filed with the respective charity commission (or Companies House, if they have exempt status).

To apply for Christmas Challenge 2022:

1. Visit

2. Create your Big Give account

2. Click on Big Give Campaigns

3. Click on Apply Now for Christmas Challenge 2022. Complete application before 15 July.