Local Charities Day launches for 2016


Local Charities Day launches for 2016

Earlier in the summer, the Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, announced the first Local Charities Day would be taking place on December 16th, which is now just a week away!

The aim of Local Charities Day is to shine a spotlight on small, local charities and community groups. This will highlight the great work they do for their local communities and encourage donations to help them continue to do their good work.



Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said: 

"On Local Charities Day, I want us all to shout from the rooftops about small, local charities: their energy, commitment, expertise and the benefits they bring to their communities. We have already done a huge amount of work for small and local charities, reducing regulation and introducing a Bill to parliament which will make Gift Aid even more flexible and generous. There is more to do, and Local Charities Day and campaigns like Grow Your Tenner give us a chance to ensure that these responsive, locally engaged and committed organisations get the recognition they deserve, helping us build a Britain that works for everyone. I would encourage as many people as possible to donate to a local cause through the ‘Grow Your Tenner’ campaign, helping us build a compassionate Britain that works for everyone."

How can you get involved?

Grow Your Tenner Campaign 

So far, Local Giving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign has raised over £800,000 for over 1,300 local charities and good causes. In the lead up to Local Charities Day on 16th December, government is providing match funding for the campaign.

Grow your Tenner campaign

Image Source: Local Giving

The Office for Civil Society has provided £250,000 in match funding to boost ‘Grow Your Tenner’, in addition to supporting the #GiveMe5 campaign which will run on Local Charities Day. This brings the total match funding available for local charities participating in the campaigns to £350,000.

Grow Your Tenner will match one time donations from the public by up to £10 and monthly direct debits by up to £10 for the first three months. #GiveMe5 will give people another opportunity to get involved and support charities in their area by matching 1,000 £5 donations made on Local Charities Day 16th December 16.

#GiveMeFive CampaignImage Source: Local Giving

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