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Double your donations! Winter match funding campaign for Designated Charities

The Berkeley Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of a winter match funding campaign, to help our network of Designated Charity partners. Between now and 31 January 2021, the Foundation will match all funds raised by Berkeley staff for Designated Charities, up to a maximum of £5,000 per charity.

This campaign is part of our continued Covid-19 response, and builds on the £10,000 grants that were given to all Designated Charities in April.

The pandemic has had a significant impact on charity incomes, with many large fundraising events having been cancelled or postponed. We hope that this campaign will incentivise staff fundraising over the next ten weeks, and raise much needed funds for our Designated Charities.

There are plenty of ways to raise money - even in these challenging times. Get out for a lunchtime run or bike ride, host a virtual quiz or cocktail evening, or get festive with a mince pie sale. To get started, speak to your local Foundation Champion.

To maximise the impact of the campaign we encourage you to work with your Designated Charity/ies for inspiring fundraising ideas, and examples of how the money raised will make a difference. They may also be planning their own events that you could take part in.

To be eligible for match funding all events must be registered through an event registration form which should be sent to emma.lidefjard@berkeleyfoundation.org.uk

  • All events must follow Covid regulations and adhere to government guidelines on safety
  • Match funding is capped at £5,000 per charity
  • The final amount raised should be communicated to Alastair Bradshaw by 1 February 2021
  • Please send any pictures through to Emma; we're always looking for inspiring photos to share on social media and in our Annual Review.

2020 has been an incredibly challenging time for our charity partners, and it is our hope that this will help them start 2021 on a positive note. We hope you'll get involved!