Double your donations with the Big Give

Posted on: 08 November 2017

Written by: Charlie Marshall

This winter we are so excited to be taking part in the Big Give's Christmas Challenge – the UK’s biggest online match fundraising campaign. The campaign is now live! So from 28 November to 5 December, every pound donated will be matched, doubling your donation!

Our online donations page will open at midday on 28 November and we’ll then have the following seven days to reach a target of £2,200; the maximum we can have matched through the campaign, meaning we have the potential to raise an incredible £4,400 in total.

The money raised will go towards supporting a very special Citz Residency we want to run called Empowering Women. Women make up 26% of homeless service clients and, according to research by leading homeless charities, are likely to have greater levels of mental illness due to physical and sexual abuse, causing body shaming thoughts, low self-esteem and self-worth.

Through this project we will aim to work with a group of vulnerable women in a safe single-sex setting to explore their issues and establish ways to overcome them. We want to create an ambitious project open to anyone who identifies as a woman that will encourage, empower and support the participants to more positive futures, and this funding will enable us to do just that.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge

So, how can you help?

  1. If you can afford to make a donation, however big or small, to be doubled by the Big Give (so if you give £20, we'll receive £40!), set a reminder for 28 November and donate through the online portal
  2. Share the word on social media and to your networks to encourage others to give 
  3. Plan an event! It could be a bake sale at work or school, jumble sale, Christmas jumper day or even a sports challenge you’re already planning to do. All you’d need to do is collect all the donations and donate it through our online Big Give Christmas Challenge page when it opens at midday on 28 November.

During the week we will be reminding all of our supporters how they can get involved, so make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and sign-up for our newsletter.

If you have any questions about how to donate or want to talk to us about planning an event to help us reach our target, email

The Christmas Challenge is now open! Donate here before 12pm 5 December to double your donation!