Big Give Christmas Challenge

Thank You to Our Wonderful Community!

We are delighted to share that we have reached our target for the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021! We are so enormously proud of our community of supporters who have helped to make this possible. Thank you!

This year, Nottingham Music Service took part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 - the biggest online match funding campaign in the UK! All donations made as part of this campaign were DOUBLED and we are so happy to share that we raised £4,368 in total. You guys absolutely rock! Thank you for helping us achieve our goal - the funds will be used to take city pupils to Music Camp, a life-changing music residential.

We would also like to say a special thank you to our amazing 9 Pledgers and the Four Acre Trust for creating the match fund for our campaign.

Visit our project page here to view our campaign summary.

How does it work?

The Christmas Challenge is a match funding campaign where donations to participating charities are doubled. The match funds come from two sources - charities secure some of these (pledges) over the summer. These are then boosted by funds from a Big Give Champion who contributes to the match fund. This collective pot is used to double donations from online supporters when the campaign is live.

One Donation, Twice the Impact - Supporting Music Camp 2022

The funds raised through this campaign will support Music Camp 2022 - one of our most inspirational programmes that provides Nottingham City pupils the opportunity to learn and make music in the beautiful Ilam, Peak District. This 2-day residential is packed with exciting learning and play opportunities and motivates young people to carry on with their musical journey.

It was a fantastic day for the children. I saw so much progression of skills and confidence in just one day. The children were full of so much excitement and praise for the day. They were asking if it could happen again in the same year! Thank you so much to all who organised and ran it!

Nottingham Primary School Teacher

Nottingham Music Hub