Have you ever considered raising  money through a Matched Giving scheme?  Simply put—when an employee of an organisation with the scheme donates their money or time, their employers will then match that donation.

It’s a fantastic way of raising money as it encourages corporations to look into charitable causes and also to give to a wider variety of charitable organisations.   

It can be used in a number of ways, such as:

  • Matching the Give As You Earn scheme (Give As You Earn is a payroll giving scheme and lets employees donate a small percentage of their pay to a charity, monthly).
  • Matching individual and team fundraising efforts.
  • Matching individual and team volunteering efforts.
  • Matching personal employee donations to a charity.

A huge amount of companies and organisations offer Matched Giving.  If you are unsure if your own employer provides the same service, don’t hesitate to ask!  A lot of organisations and corporations incorporate Matched Giving, such as Boots, Lloyds, HSBC, Barclays, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and WHSmith.         

Make sure fundraisers ask their employers if they run their own Matched Giving schemes!