Matching one-time donations by up to £10 and monthly donations up to £10 a month for the first 3 months.
Thanks to the Office for Civil Society, the total match fund for this year's Grow Your Tenner is £345,000! This means each charity will have the chance to benefit from up to £2,500 of match funding: £1,000 from one-time donations and £1,500 from Direct Debits.
Grow Your Tenner has raised over £5 million for local charities and community groups across the UK over the last five years. This year we’ll be matching one-time donations made to Localgiving members by up to £10 and regular monthly donations by up to £10 a month for the first three months.
Not a Localgiving member yet? There's still time to take part. Registration only takes a few minutes and we'll aim to get you online within one working day. Join us here.
Regular donations are hugely important for small local charities - helping them to stabilise their finances and plan for the future. That’s why this year we're encouraging more people to set up a Direct Debit to a cause they care about.
Why ask people to give regularly?
- Direct Debits account for 31% of all donations to UK charities
- A one-off donation of £120 is daunting for most people, whereas £10 a month seems much more manageable
- The average Direct Debit donation set up during Grow Your Tenner raises more than £140 over a 12 month period (including Gift Aid and match funding)
Through last year’s Grow Your Tenner:
- 98% of Direct Debits set up through the campaign continued for the full match period (3 months)
- More than half continued after the match period
- Raising over £275,000 for Localgiving groups (and counting!)
All Localgiving members are automatically included. If you are not already a member and would like to sign your organisation up to take part in this year's campaign, you can join Localgiving here.
Start date and time: 10am on Tuesday 18th October 2016. Please note that donations made before 10am will not be matched.
End date and time: 5pm on Thursday the 17th November 2016 or when the match fund runs out (whichever comes first).
Matching conditions: One-time donations made to a charity via Localgiving during the campaign will be matched pound-for-pound by up to £10. Monthly Direct Debit donations set up to a charity on Localgiving during the campaign will be matched by up to £10 a month for the first 3 months. After the 3 month matching period Direct Debit donations will continue, but will no longer be matched. It is the responsibility of the donor to cancel their Direct Debit donation should they wish to do so.
Donations that will not be matched: Donations outside of the supporter and charity limits detailed below will not be matched through this campaign. Please note that we cannot guarantee the length of the campaign and donations will only be matched whilst match funding is available.
Supporter limits: Each supporter may claim up to £10 of match funding via one-time donations per charity they choose to support. This can be via one donation of £10 or more, or several smaller donations that add up to £10 in total. In addition, each supporter may set up one Direct Debit donation to each charity they wish to support through the campaign. No more than one Direct Debit may be set up per individual to each charity. Every supporter may support as many charities as they wish via both one-time and monthly donations and have their donation(s) matched in accordance with these conditions whilst match funding is available. Please see our FAQs for more information.
Charity limits: Each charity may receive up to a maximum of £2,500 of match funding through the campaign: £1,000 from one-time donations and £1,500 from Direct Debit donations matched for 3 months. Donations to the charity will be matched until the limit is hit, the match fund has run out or the campaign has closed.
Match fund size: At present, the Grow Your Tenner match fund for 2016's campaign stands at £345,000. We are currently fundraising to increase this amount. If you would like to donate to the Grow Your Tenner fund and help us to raise even more for local charities and community groups this year, you can do so here: https://localgiving.org/appeal/gyt2016/ Thank you.
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“The Grow Your Tenner campaign is simply amazing. It encourages people to give and give more frequently. For a small charity such as ours, the Grow Your Tenner campaign has seen donations increase at a vital time of the year when quite often, we struggle.”
- Kari Lucas, St Werburghs City Farm
Grow Your Tenner FAQs
Get clued up on how the Grow Your Tenner campaign works. Please note, these FAQs are subject to change if the size of the match fund increases. We'll inform all Localgiving members of any updates via email. If you have a question we haven't covered, give us a call on 0300 111 2340 and we'll be happy to help!
If you’re a charity, all you need to do is make sure that you have an active Localgiving membership. All groups with an active Localgiving membership will be automatically eligible for match funding through the campaign. If you're a supporter, simply make a one-time donation to the group(s) of your choice and we'll match it by up to £10. You can also set up a monthly Direct Debit to the group(s) of your choice during the campaign and your donation will be matched by up to £10 a month for the first 3 months.
At present we have £345,000 secured for Grow Your Tenner 2016 thanks to a private philanthropist and the Office for Civil Society. We are currently in the process of fundraising to increase the size of the fund.
Grow Your Tenner will start at 10am on Tuesday 18th October and end at 5pm on Thursday 17th November or when the fund runs out (whichever comes first).
The full conditions are now available on the campaign page.
Each charity or community group that is a member of Localgiving has a maximum of £2,500 of match funding available to them through the campaign: £1,000 from one time donations and £1,500 from Direct Debits.
Each donor may have up to £10 matched through one-time donations per charity. Each donor may also make a maximum of one monthly Direct Debit donation to each charity they support.
Donors may support as many charities as they wish through the campaign and have their donations matched up to this limit whilst match funding is available.
In order to benefit from match funding, please make sure you start making your donation after the campaign start time of 10am on the 18th of October. Direct Debit donations must be set up after 10am on Tuesday the 18th of October 2016. Match funding is reserved at the start of the donation process, so please wait until after 10am to begin making your donation. Any donations started or set up before this time will not be matched, even if they are completed after 10am or the first payment is due to be made after the start of the campaign. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee how long the match fund will last and once all funds have been allocated no more donations will be matched.
The option to claim Gift Aid and add an extra 25% to your donation will be available during the donation process. Please read the check boxes and answer honestly to ensure that you make a legitimate claim. For more information on Gift Aid rules, please click here.
Yes. A supporter can make a Direct Debit donation of any amount between £2 and £5,000 through Localgiving and the first £10 of that donation will be matched during Grow Your Tenner for the first 3 months. So, if someone sets up a Direct Debit donation of £50, the charity will receive £50 + £10 for the first 3 months, then £50 a month for as long as the supporter continues their monthly donation.
Yes! Donations made through fundraising and/or appeal pages will be matched by up to £10.
We promise to match the first 3 months of newly set up Direct Debits as an incentive for supporters to give regularly. After this, we encourage supporters to continue with their regular monthly payment to continue supporting their chosen group(s). Please note that supporters who wish to stop their monthly donations will need to cancel their Direct Debit with their bank or through their Localgiving account.
Yes, only new monthly Direct Debits that are set up during the campaign will be eligible for match funding. Existing Direct Debits made through Localgiving will continue as normal. Please note that you must wait until after the 18th of October at 10am to set up the Direct Debit in order for it to be eligible for match funding. Direct Debits set up before this time will not be matched, even if the first payment is due to be made after the start of the campaign.
No, this constitutes recycling of funds, which is in breach of our terms of service. Donations must be made by a supporter directly through the Localgiving site to be eligible to be matched.
In order to benefit from match funding, donations must be made by supporters online via Localgiving. Cash collections and income from trading (selling tickets etc) cannot be processed via Localgiving. If you are holding an event to raise money for your group, and you would like to use this as an opportunity to benefit from match funding, we advise that you have a laptop or tablet at your event so that people can set up Direct Debit donations to your group online. You can also direct supporters to set up their monthly donation via their smartphone using our mobile site. Please note, as per our terms of service, trading activity (ticket sales) is not supported by Localgiving.
We will try to keep any changes to the conditions of the campaign to a minimum, however, if we are able to significantly increase the size of the fund then we may look to change the terms of the match fund in line with the conditions of the funder. We will give as much notice as possible if this is the case and ensure that all Localgiving members are notified via email before the start of the campaign.
Yes. A donor may donate any amount of between £2 and £5,000 to the charity of their choice. This donation will be matched pound-for-pound by up to a maximum of £10 during Grow Your Tenner.
Each donor may claim up to £10 of match funding via one-time donations per charity they choose to support. This can be through either one donation of £10 or more, or multiple smaller donations.
E.g. if a donor made the following three separate donations to the same charity, they would be matched as follows: