Chance to double up your charity donations

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A WEBSITE which helps promote charities and community groups is offering local good causes the chance to double their donations.

Localgiving.com, which is run in partnership with Sussex Community Foundation based in Lewes, is launching the Grow Your Tenner campaign on September 25.

Every one-off £10 donation made to a Sussex community group via the website from that day will be matched pound for pound by Localgiving.com. Add in Gift Aid at 25 per cent where eligible and that means a tenner will grow to £22.50. The match-funding will go on until a government UK-wide pot of £500,000 has been distributed.

What’s more, as part of the campaign, when a donor chooses to set a regular £10 donation to a Sussex charity, Localgiving.com will match the first three months, turning £30 into £60 – or £67.50 where Gift Aid applies.

There are already 130 Sussex charities online at www.localgiving.com/sussex and the site gives smaller charities and community groups the chance to fundraise online. All Sussex groups online are vetted by the Foundation to ensure donor confidence.

For more information, contact Kate on 01273 409440 or email kate.kirkham@sussexgiving.org.uk.