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We are delighted to be taking part in The Christmas Challenge – the online match funding campaign run by the Big Give.

Together, this year in 2023 we will have the opportunity to raise £4,000 for activities that will support the wellbeing of our children & young people with a range of learning disabilities, including their siblings.

Our campaign will launch on Tuesday, which is 28th November.

Donations can only be made via the Big Give website. We will provide a link when the campaign goes live.

Remember, the match funding element means that your donation will be doubled! It means your donation will go twice as far to support our children or youth with learning disabilities and/or autism, along with their siblings, at our after-school clubs where they can make friends and have fun together.

Learning Disability After School Clubs

This project provides after school activity sessions for children & young people with a range of learning disabilities, including their siblings, helping them to improve their communication skills, grow in confidence, build positive relationships and reduce their feelings of isolation.

We are working towards a world where people with learning disabilities, autism and their families have the support they need to enjoy the same rights, freedoms and quality of life as people within the wider community. After school support is essential to achieving this goal as these children’s specific needs are not specifically provided for within mainstream society. Equally for parents/carers this is valued respite time to support their individual needs and/or employment requirements.


What do we provide?

Focus on helping Young People with Learning disabilities (YPLD) and their siblings to achieve positive differences in their lives, via fun, exciting and developmentally challenging sessions. Activities are based around enhancing independence, personal safety, reducing social isolation, improving social skills and cultivating health and wellbeing. They will be supported by a variety of social/educational activities of their choosing, facilitated by trained and experienced staff and volunteers.



What you need to know

  • From midday on Tuesday 28th November until midday on Tuesday 5th December, donations made to Centre 404 via the Big Give website will be doubled from organisations and individuals that have already given to our match funding pot.
  • So, every £1 you donate will be doubled with funds from our matching pot.
  • Any donations made directly to our Enthuse donation button will not be doubled.
  • We will update the website and our social media posts when the link goes live to the Big Give website.

What we understand

We know times are difficult for many at the moment and the same is applies to Centre 404 so if you can’t donate we understand but we would love you to look out of our social media posts and share with your contacts to spread the word about this campaign.




When is the Big Give Christmas Challenge this year?

This year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge takes place from midday on 28th November to midday on 5th December 2023. Only donations made during this timeframe are eligible to be doubled from the match funding pot.

Where do I make my donation?

To be matched, donations must be made via the Big Give Christmas Challenge website. The link will be made available nearer the time.

What methods can I use to make my donation?

The Big Give Christmas Challenge website accepts the following card types: Mastercard/Visa/Maestro/Switch/Solo/Delta/American Express/CAF Bank Business cards displaying the Mastercard logo.

Can I Gift Aid my donation?

Yes, if you are a UK taxpayer and your donation qualifies for Gift Aid you will be able to select this during the donation process.

Does the Big Give Christmas Challenge website charge any fees on my donation?

Yes, the website charges:

EU Visa and MasterCard donations = 1.5% of donation amount (without Gift Aid) + 20p + VAT

Non EU and American Express donations = 3.2% of donation amount (without Gift Aid) + 20p + VAT


You can find out more about this here: When making your donation, you will also be asked if you would like to make a voluntary contribution to support the running of the platform. If you would prefer not to, make sure to select ‘other’ from the drop down menu and type ‘0’.

What will show up on my bank statement?

You will see “The Big Give Centre 404” on your bank statement

How is my donation doubled?

We have lined up a match funding pot provided by a major donor and a charitable trust. Every donation made will be doubled from this pot until it runs out – achieving our target of £4,000!

What happens if I donate after the match funding pot has run out?

You can still make a donation, even if the match funding pot has run out. In fact, we would encourage you to do so – even though your donation won’t be doubled, it will still add to the total raised for our children & young people with a range of learning disabilities, including their siblings, and if we exceed our target we become eligible for an additional cash award from the Big Give Christmas Challenge.

What if I have trouble using the Big Give Christmas Challenge platform?

If you have any difficulties using the platform, please email or call 07985 962702/ 07506132096 .