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Grow Your Tenner Starts 15 October

4 Oct 2013 - 11:50 by michelle.foster

Localgiving.com is giving away £500,000 as Grow Your Tenner returns for another year of match funding.

On 15 October 2013 at precisely 10.00 am, Localgiving.com will double all donations up to £10 that are made to local charities and community groups registered on its website. Any voluntary and community group in England that has signed up to receive online donations on Localgiving.com may participate.

All donations up to £10 will be doubled which means that £10 becomes £20 or £22.50 with Gift Aid. Monthly donations can be doubled up to £10 a month for six months.

Last year the scheme raised £1.3 million for local groups. According to Localgiving.com, “48,000 donations were made to more than 1,000 charities, including 1,000 new direct debits.”

Grow Your Tenner 2013 will run until all of the £500,000 has been allocated. The money comes from the Cabinet Office which has supported the campaign for a second year in a row. Separately, the Cabinet Office is also providing £250,000 in match funding to support the 2013 Big Give Christmas Challenge, (www.thebiggive.org.uk). The Big Give Christmas Challenge involves matching public donations pound for pound on certain days in the run-up to Christmas. The Cabinet Office plans to provide a total of £1 million in match funding in 2013 to support local and grassroots charities with another £250,000 to be announced later this year.

Localgiving.com is an online platform where for a fee of £72 a year, local charities and community groups can create a webpage and receive donations online. Since its launch in November 2010, thousands of charities and groups have signed up, and £4 million has been raised online. Localgiving.com was founded by Secret Millionaire participant, Marcelle Spencer, in 2008.

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