21 OCTOBER 2016
Local Charities Day will take place on 16th December, the government has announced.
The day was first announced back in July this year, and will celebrate small, local charities and community groups and the work they do.
In the lead up to Local Charities Day, the government is providing match funding for Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign, which launched this week. The Office for Civil Society has provided £245,000 in match funding to boost ‘Grow Your Tenner’, bringing the total match funding available for local charities participating in the campaign to £345,000. This money will match one time donations from the public by up to £10 and monthly direct debits by up to £10 for the first three months.
The Office for Civil Society is also contributing £5,000 in match funding for the #GiveMe5campaign which will run on Local Charities Day, giving people another opportunity to get involved and support charities in their area.
Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said:
“On Local Charities Day, I want us all to shout from the rooftops about small, local charities: their energy, commitment, expertise and the benefits they bring to their communities. Local Charities Day and campaigns like Grow Your Tenner give us a chance to ensure that these responsive, locally engaged and committed organisations get the recognition they deserve, helping us build a Britain that works for everyone.”