Three-year campaign partnership for The Big Give and The Childhood Trust

Agreement secures a successful fundraising relationship that has helped The Childhood Trust to raise £6.8m since 2013

Austin Clark | 25th Oct 17

The online match fundraising specialists The Big Give and London’s child poverty charity The Childhood Trust have signed a three-year campaign partnership agreement.

The agreement secures a successful fundraising relationship that has helped The Childhood Trust to raise £6.8m since 2013 via the Big Give’s online match fundraising platform, funding over 150 projects supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children in London.

The Childhood Trust is one of The Big Give’s biggest champion funders and in addition to providing a significant proportion of funds in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge the charity also runs the Summer Give match funding campaign in partnership with the Big Give.

The agreement, drafted pro-bono by city law firm Fieldfisher, was signed by The Big Give’s founder, philanthropist and businessman Sir Alec Reed CBE and Grant Gordon, the social entrepreneur and philanthropist who is the founder and chair of The Childhood Trust.

Witnessing the agreement were the Big Give’s Director, Alex Day and Laurence Guinness, the Chief Executive of The Childhood Trust as well as Jayne Backett, Partner – Fieldfisher, Hannah Billington, Head of Development – The Childhood Trust and Connie Chau, Paralegal – Fieldfisher.

Laurence Guinness said: “Our relationship with the Big Give has been instrumental to our success in helping to meet the needs of 65,000 children and young people living in poverty in London. This agreement will help us to ensure that even more disadvantaged children receive the practical, emotional and inspirational support they need to flourish.”

Alex Day added: “The Childhood Trust is beacon partner for us in terms of match funding. They have embraced the Big Give platform and demonstrated the power of match funding to incentivise donors and empower small charities to transform the lives of the most vulnerable in society. We hope this agreement will encourage more funders to use our match funding platform as a way of achieving greater impact and scale.”

Photo: (left to right): Hannah Billington, Jayne Backett, Laurence Guinness, Alex Day, Connie Chau, Grant Gordon and Sir Alec Reed CBE.