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Women and Girls Match Fund

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What is it?

The Women & Girls Match Fund is a match funding campaign for charities that are working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in England and Scotland.

All public donations made to participating charities via theBigGive.org.uk during the week of the campaign (8 – 15 March 2022) will be matched by DCMS’ Tampon Tax Fund until each organisation’s ring-fenced match funding award of either £2,500, £10,000 or £25,000 is used up.

Which charities are eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply, charities must meet all of the following criteria: 

Charities should consult the full eligibility criteria before applying.

Why apply? 

The Women & Girls Match Fund campaign is led by The Big Give – the UK’s leading platform for match funding – and supported by Rosa Fund, who are women and girls grantmaking specialists. I.G. Advisors, experts in social and environmental change, will also be supporting organisations that take part. 

Participating charities will access:

By combining a tried and tested match funding model (proven to generate more and bigger donations) with expert digital capacity and fundraising support, the Women & Girls Match Fund will set your charity on the right track for fundraising sustainability and success.

Evidence from other match funding campaigns run by the Big Give shows that: 

“It has been really helpful by helping us raise money, boost our profile and motivating volunteers and donors to give or fundraise by match funding their efforts. It has really helped us focus some of our messaging, experiment with what works and what doesn’t and to work with a fundraiser to help develop our presence across social media. It has also helped us remind people about our role in addressing the climate emergency.”

-Previous match funding participant

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Posted on 14th December 2021