One donation, twice the impact

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

For one week only, BHN are doubling your donations! Yep, you read it right – every donation you give online from the 3rd – 10th December will be match-funded, doubling its value. We hope to raise a whopping £16,000. Can you help us?


When: Funding window is from 12pm 3rd December, closing 12pm 10th December

How: Sign up to our email mailing list here to receive updates, and donate online through The Big Give here during the funding window (DON’T donate outside the funding window, as your donation won’t be doubled through match-funding)

Who: Match-funding of up to £8,000 has been pledged by supporters of BHN and The Medlock Charitable Trust. Every donation we receive from you will ‘unlock’ the equivalent amount of match-funding – you give £100, we receive £200!

What will the money be spent on?

Asylum seekers experiencing destitution (our members) are not allowed to work, excluded from any public funding and living on the margins of our society. We host up to 30 people in this situation at a time in our charity. They have so much to give. Many of them give lots of time as volunteers to our charity, but need more support to develop their work-ready skills.

How will you do this?

This is why we have devised our new ‘Developing Leaders’ project. Your funding will help us pay for a specialist BHN Volunteer Coordinator, who will manage our volunteering opportunities. We will also develop our existing Member Forum and Member Speakers Group through tailored training in campaigning, presenting, team-work and project development. Finally, we will also offer a six-monthly Member Internship scheme, where members can learn more about working in the charity sector. Our ultimate aim is to empower members to develop their confidence and voice, to become leaders within BHN and their community. Your donations, alongside the match-funding, will enable us to deliver this new project.



Make a note of our funding window between 3rd – 10th December, and make sure you

  • Donate online between 3rd-10th December

  • Tell all your friends about our Christmas Challenge and our project

  • Post on Facebook/Twitter with the #christmaschallenge2019

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