Localgiving.com is a great example of how technology can connect people with local causes they really care about.
London (PRWEB UK) 9 August 2013
From 10 am on October 15, until the £500,000 pot has all been allocated, eligible charities in England on the Localgiving.com platform will see donations up to £10 doubled.
Localgiving.com will also double monthly donations up to £10 a month for six months, adding an extra £60 to the total received by the charity. Single donations will be doubled £-for-£ up to £10 each. Gift Aid adds even more, turning a single £10 donation into £22.50*.
Localgiving.com can also help raise awareness and support for local charities through its new fundraising pages. When friends, family members, colleagues and neighbours sponsor a fundraising challenge, Localgiving.com will double donations up to £10, helping to raise even more for local communities.
Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd MP says: “Localgiving.com is a great example of how technology can connect people with local causes they really care about. This is why we are proud to be match funding the 2013 campaign and turn donations of up to £500,000 into over £1 million for grass roots charities across England.”
Localgiving.com’s Founder and Executive Chairman, Marcelle Speller, OBE, says: “Using match funds to double donations is a proven way to motivate giving. People can immediately see the benefits that even a small donation can have when they know it’s being doubled.”
This is Localgiving.com’s third match fund in 2013 and it follows a series of successful campaigns in 2012. Localgiving.com has already used match funds to boost donations to charities on the platform by over £4 million. The extra money a match campaign can generate for a small local charity can often mean the difference between survival and closure.
With Localgiving.com, even the smallest community organisation can receive Gift Aid thanks to a validation process which meets the Charity Commission’s standards. With nearly 4,000 validated charities already signed up, Localgiving.com provides support to small, grass roots aid organisations across the country.
*Less 5% + handling
Localgiving.com is an online platform where small, local charities and community groups can create a webpage, receive donations online and benefit from Gift Aid and significant Match Funds. Since its launch, thousands of charities and groups have signed up, and millions of pounds have been raised online. Localgiving.com Ltd is a social enterprise and a Limited Company, registered in the UK: Registration Number 0640346. The company is a not-for-profit organisation. http://www.localgiving.com