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Local Charity To Participate In National Green Match Fund Initiative

Local sustainability and conservation charity the Lake Distinction Foundation (LDF) has been selected by the Big Give to take part in the Green Match Fund Campaign, helping the charity to achieve it’s target of raising £10,000 by matching a proportion of donations. 

The Big Give brings charities, philanthropists and the public together to multiply their impact. The Green Match Fund is a match funding campaign for charities which are working on environmental issues as part of their core mission. All public donations made to the Lake District Foundation via theBigGive.org.uk website during the week of the campaign (22-29 April) will be matched up to a specific amount. You can increase your donation by 25% plus add gift to donate further!

The campaign is being launched on World Earth Day, an annual event, on 22nd April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

Sarah Swindley, CEO Lake District Foundation, said, “It’s superb we’ve been selected to be one of the participating charities in this year’s Green Match Fund. It allows for an opportunity to raise new funds, reach new audiences and be part of the World Earth Day movement. We are aiming to raise £10,000 during the week and unlock match funding support. Covid-19 has highlighted just how much we value our natural world and the important benefits to wellbeing that our natural spaces provide to our communities. Funding will enable us to explore this changing relationship with our natural environment, and the benefits that this can bring to all. So please dig deep and donate what you can, a small donation can make a big difference. Thank-you.” 

The Green Match Campaign funding is being provided by The Big Give’s Champions which include The Reed Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and a number of other philanthropists and funders.  

Alex Day, Director, The Big Give said, “The inaugural Green Match Fund campaign has been organised by the Big Give, the UK’s biggest online match funding platform in partnership with the Environmental Funders Network (EFN). Both the Big Give and EFN’s belief is that bringing charities together in a larger campaign tied into World Earth Day will help draw attention to environmental issues as well as help raise vital funds ahead of the important milestones which will occur this year. We wish the Lake District Foundation the best of luck for the campaign and hope the fundraising target is achieved!”.  

All donations must be made via the Lake District Foundation’s campaign page on the theBigGive.org.uk, and made using a debit or credit card between midday on Thursday 22nd April and Thursday 29th April (by midday). 

For further information, visit the charity’s landing page:  
https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a056900001nbvoSAAQ  

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