Local MP Caroline Dinenage is supporting Local Charites Day on Friday 16 December.
This year, the Office for Civil Society provided £250,000 in match funding to boost Localgiving's 'Grow Your Tenner' and will support the #GiveMe5 campaign which will run on Local Charities Day. This brings the total match funding available for local charities participating in the campaigns to £350,000.
Grow Your Tenner matched one time donations from the public by up to £10 and monthly direct debits by up to £10 for the first three months. #GiveMe5 will give people another opportunity to get involved and support charities in their area by matching 1,000 £5 donations made on Local Charities Day.
"Local charities are so important to our community and they touch the lives of so many people. The work they do is incredible and Local Charites Day is a great way to put these fantastic organisations in the spotlight and help them to raise a bit of money!"
Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said:
"On Local Charities Day, I want us all to shout from the rooftops about small, local charities: their energy, commitment, expertise and the benefits they bring to their communities. We have already done a huge amount of work for small and local charities, reducing regulation and introducing a Bill to parliament which will make Gift Aid even more flexible and generous.
There is more to do, and Local Charities Day and campaigns like Grow Your Tenner give us a chance to ensure that these responsive, locally engaged and committed organisations get the recognition they deserve, helping us build a Britain that works for everyone. I would encourage as many people as possible to donate to a local cause through the 'Grow Your Tenner' campaign, helping us build a compassionate Britain that works for everyone."
For more information please visit https://localgiving.org/what-we-do/campaigns/giveme5/.