Six Years of Grow Your Tenner!
We are delighted to announce that our flagship campaign, Grow Your Tenner, will kick off on Tuesday 17th October at 10am and run until the match funding runs out (or midday on Thursday 16th November - whichever comes first).
This is the sixth consecutive year of Grow Your Tenner - the campaign that turns your tenners into twenties.
- Since 2012 Grow Your Tenner has raised over £6 million for local charities and community groups across the UK over the last five years.
- Grow Your Tenner 2016 raised over £1 million for more than 1,300 Localgiving members.
This year we have placed a special emphasis on monthly giving - our aim being to help local groups attract long term supporters. Regular donations are hugely important for small, local charities, helping them to stabilise their finances and plan for the future.
During Grow Your Tenner 2017 donors will be able to support their favourite Localgiving charity or community group in two ways:
- Make a one-time donation and it will be matched up to £10.
- Set up a monthly donation and after your first six donations, the following six donations will be matched up to £10.
Grow Your Tenner 2017 currently has a total match fund pot of £200,000:
- £100,000 is available for matching one-time donations.
- £100,000 is available for matching monthly donations.
In the run-up to Grow Your Tenner 2017 we will be hosting a webinar series, focusing particularly on how to attract regular donors, and producing a wide range of resources to help our members make the most of the campaign. This includes a guide to setting up a direct debit which you can see here.
Not a Localgiving member yet? Registration only takes a few minutes and we'll aim to get you online within one working day. Join us here.
Rules of the Campaign
Start date and time: 10am on Tuesday 17th October 2017. Please note that both one-time and monthly donations made before 10am will not be matched.
End date and time: Whenever the match fund runs out or midday on Thursday the 16th November 2017 (whichever comes first).
Matching conditions: One-time donations made to a Localgiving member charity or community group via our website during the campaign will be matched pound-for-pound by up to £10. Monthly donations set up during the campaign will be matched by up to £10. The matching will take place after the first 6 donations, and be applied to the following 6 donations.
Please note that monthly donations continue unless cancelled by the donor. It is the responsibility of the donor to cancel their Direct Debit mandate should they wish to do so.
Donations that will not be matched:
- One-time donations or monthly donations made after the match funding runs out 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.
Please remember that If you set up a monthly donation during the campaign, the matching will not apply for the first 6 donations.
Supporter limits: Each supporter may access up to £10 of match funding via one-time donations for each Localgiving member 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.
Each supporter may also set up one Direct Debit donation to a Localgiving member they wish to support through the campaign. No more than one Direct Debit may be set up per individual to each Localgiving member, but a supporter may donate to as many charities as they wish.
Charity limits: Each charity may receive up to a maximum of £1,000 match funding for one time donations and £4,000 match funding for monthly donations through the campaign. Donations to the charity will be matched until their limits are hit or match funding has run out, or the campaign ends.
Match fund size: We have a match fund pot of £200,000. £100,000 is reserved for one-time donations and £100,000 for monthly donations. If either of the reserved match funding runs out before the other, the campaign will continue until all the funding is used up.
(For example, if the one-time donation match funding runs out before the end of the campaign, and there is still match funding available for monthly donations, then matching will continue for monthly donations only. During this period one-time donations may still be made but they will not be matched.)
Changes to conditions: Please note, these conditions are subject to change if the size of the match fund increases significantly. All Localgiving members will be notified via email of any campaign updates before the start date.
Terms of Service apply.
“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 or community group: 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 are not currently a member of Localgiving, then you can join here.
If you're a supporter: Simply make a one-time donation or set-up a monthly donation to your chosen charity whilst the campaign is live to secure match funding on your gift. If the charity you wish to support isn’t a member of Localgiving, you can advise them to join here.
Grow Your Tenner 2017 currently has a total match fund pot of £200,000. £100,000 is available for matching one-time donations and £100,000 is available for matching monthly donations.
Grow Your Tenner, will start on Tuesday 17th October at 10am and run until the match funding runs out (or Thursday 16th November - whichever comes first).
During Grow Your Tenner donors will be able to support a charity or community group on Localgiving in two ways. They can make a one-time donation and it will be matched up to £10. They can set-up a monthly donation and after the first six donations, the following six donations will be matched up to £10 a month.
Each charity or community group that is a member of Localgiving has a maximum of £5,000 match funding available to them through the campaign. This includes £1,000 from one-time donations and £4,000 from monthly donations.
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 Tuesday 17th October. Direct Debit donations must be set up after 10am on Tuesday 17th October 2017. 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. Please note that a maximum of £10 match funding will be applied per month.
Yes. Donations made through fundraising, project and/or appeal pages will be matched by up to £10.
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 10am on Tuesday 17th October to set up the Direct Debit in order for it to 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.
Please note: you can only set up one monthly donation per charity you wish to support so if you have an existing Direct Debit you will need to cancel it to benefit from Grow Your Tenner.
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:
Your Direct Debit will continue to make monthly donations to your chosen charity. Monthly donations will continue unless you cancel them. It is your responsibility to cancel your Direct Debit mandate should you wish to do so.
Once the campaign has ended, there will be notifications on charity pages to confirm that donations will no longer be matched. Localgiving will announce the end of the campaign through social media and our newsletter.
If a charity reaches its match fund limit the notification on their page will confirm that donations made to the charity will no longer receive match funding.
Any one-time donations made before 10am on Tuesday 17th October will not be matched. Any monthly donations set-up before 10am on Tuesday 17th October will not be matched. Once the campaign has started there will be appropriate notifications on charity pages and through the donation process to confirm that donations will be matched. If you do not see these notifications please wait until they appear before making your donation.
Once you have made a donation you will receive a confirmation email from Localgiving, which will include details of your donation and any match funding that has been allocated.
The amount of money left in the pot will be displayed at the top of our campaign page once the campaign has started.
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