The Christmas Challenge 2017 now open for applications from UK charities

The Christmas Challenge, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE, is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign which helps UK-registered charities raise funds for their cause. It offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donation doubled on when the campaign goes live on #GivingTuesday, 28th November 2017.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for the Christmas Challenge 2017, a charity must:

  • Be registered in the UK or have exempt status from HMRC
  • Be registered on
  • Have at least one year of filed accounts and an annual income of £25,000 or more (as per last filed accounts)

How to Apply

The application process has two stages:

  • Stage 1 Application: 5th June – 7th July (you must submit stage 1 by 7th July deadline to proceed)
  • Stage 2 Application (pledge collection): 5th June – 1st September

To apply please visit The Christmas Challenge 2017 website.


7 July 2017.