How Match Funds Work - Match Funding For Local Charities

Match funds

Through Localgiving’s match fund campaigns, everyone can make a difference. A matched donation boosts the impact local charities can have on our communities.

Here’s how a match fund works:

   £10.00     Your donation
+ £10.00      Donation matched by Localgiving/match fund partner
+ £  2.50      Gift Aid (For UK taxpayers)

After a small processing fee, a £10 single donation with Gift Aid means the charity typically receives £21.55*! A £10 donation without Gift Aid means the charity receives £19.18*. You can read more about our fees here.

Please note, the amount and type of donation matched varies depending upon the specific match fund campaign running.

Match funds for funders

Localgiving has an extensive background in delivering highly successful match fund campaigns at both a local and national level. Match funds make a huge difference to local charities and community groups across the UK and are one of the most effective ways for a major donor to leverage their giving.

If you’re interested in funding a match fund campaign through Localgiving, then please click here to find out more, or email us at and we’ll get back to you with more details.

Grow Your Tenner 

Grow Your Tenner is our annual national match fund campaign, which runs in the autumn of each year. The campaign has raised over £5 million for local charities and community groups over the last four years. In 2014, we distributed over £500,000 of match funding in 38 days, benefiting groups all over the UK and encouraging more than 16,000 people to donate to a local charity. 

For more information on the results of the campaign, check out our infographic.

“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

Thank you so much for running the Grow Your Tenner campaign. Lots of parents used our Localgiving page to make donations for the first time. Several of them set up Direct Debit donations and persuaded some of their friends to do the same. We would love you to run the campaign again in the future. Good luck with all your work to secure further match funding.

Bath Swim Therapy

Triple Tenner Tuesday

To celebrate the UK's first #GivingTuesday, we tripled 1,000 x £10 donations made on Tuesday the 2nd of December – raising over £75,000 for more than 500 local charities in just 24 hours. For more information about the campaign, please click here.

Charity Begins in Cornwall 2014

Localgiving matched up to £100 per donation made to all Cornish charities through the site from 10am on Saturday 1st March until Monday 9th June 2014 in collaboration with the Eden Project and Cornwall Community Foundation. 

Key Statistics:

• Average amount raised per group of nearly £3000

• Total of £41,975.30 raised in just over 3 months

• £18,548 worth of donations matched

• 15 groups across Cornwall benefited

Get in touch!

If you’d like to know more about our match fund campaigns and how you can get involved then please email us at or give us a call on 0300 111 2340 or tweet us @Localgiving.

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*depending upon payment method used.