Localgiving.com, the UK’s leading website dedicated to supporting local charities and community groups, has £500,000 from the Office for Civil Society which it will use to match up to £10 of every donation made through the website.
With its Grow Your Tenner campaign, when you give a tenner to any local Birmingham based charity or community group on the website, Localgiving.com will match it. So, £10 becomes £20 and, if you’re a UK tax payer and claim Gift Aid (it just takes a click of a button), £20 becomes £22.50*.
Localgiving.com is going one step further to help Birmingham’s very small grass roots charities survive this economic slump. If you commit to give a regular amount each month to a local charity, Localgiving.com will match up to £10 a month for the first three months. So an initial £30 becomes £60 or £67.50* with Gift Aid. More importantly, as you continue to donate each month through the year, your local charity or community group, sports club, drop-in centre, children’s charity etc, will be able to plan ahead knowing funds will be available for their community programmes.
Today, £10 will buy you a photo mug of Birmingham City or nearly 1½ packs of cigarettes, or a good bottle of wine, or 20 x 200g cans of baked beans. It will also pay for a visit to a vulnerable elderly person in the community, or one session of speech therapy for a Downs child, or one hour of bereavement counselling, or a week of healthy breakfasts for a disadvantaged person. £10 can go a long way, and a regular donation of £10 a month will make a huge difference in your local community.
And if we all do it, then £10 can very soon turn into £1,000,000!!
Local charities in Birmingham should ensure they’re on Localgiving.com to take advantage of the £500,000 give-away.
Call the Help Desk on 0300 111 2340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Grow Your Tenner go to http://localgiving.com/howitworks/matchfund
*Less minimal transaction fee