We are delighted to be participating in the BigGive Christmas Challenge again this year and to be able to offer you the opportunity to double the impact of your donation to African Promise.

From midday on GivingTuesday 27th November until midday on the 4th December every eligible donation made to us via theBigGive platform will be matched £-for-£. This year we have a total of £20,000 in matching funds available, which has been generously pledged by our own supporters and our Charity Champion for 2018 the Coles-Medlock Foundation.

Help us raise £40,000 to build a new school for 500 pupils

Every penny we raise in the BigGive Christmas Challenge this year will go towards our project to build a new school school for 500 pupils at Mkamenyi Primary, our newest (and eighth in total) partner school.


Frequently Asked Questions

Donations up to £5,000 per donor will be matched. Any donations over this amount will have the first £5,000 doubled (if funds are available) and the surplus will be processed as a normal unmatched donation. Please note that the minimum donation is £5.

We have £20,000 in ring-fenced matching funds available; £10,000 of which has been pledged by our Trustees and major supporters with a further £10,000 pledged by our BigGive Charity Champion, the Coles-Medlock Foundation. Donations will first be matched using the pledges from our Trustees and supporters; only when this is exhausted will the Charity Champion funding be used to match donations.

Donations must be made online using a debit/credit card. The following card types are accepted:
Mastercard / Visa / Maestro / Switch / Solo / Delta / American Express / CAF Bank Business cards displaying the MasterCard® logo

No. Only donations made online via theBigGive website will be matched. No cash or cheque donations, or donations made directly via the CAF donation form on our website or via any other donation platform such as JustGiving or GlobalGiving will be matched. 

You are able to donate from abroad as long as you have one of the accepted card types. These are Mastercard / Visa / Maestro / Switch / Solo / Delta / American Express. As the Christmas Challenge is hosted in the UK, all references to time are Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT. If you are donating from abroad, you will need to donate via thebiggive.org.uk from midday GMT on the 27 November – you can check what time that equates to where you are here.

Online donations are processed by Charity Checkout who deduct a fee of 4% from the online donation and any Gift Aid claimed. Read about more about fees here.

Yes. All online donations are processed by Charity Checkout. All donations made through Charity Checkout are securely encrypted and processed using SSL with a minimum 128-bit encryption and firewalls. It only stores card data on PCI DSS Level 1 compliant servers, the highest level of security. Furthermore, your connection to the Big Give is encrypted so it is perfectly safe to donate via their systems. 3D Secure may also be incorporated by your card issuer to complete the donation process.

Got another question..?

If your question has not been answered above then please get in touch with us. Drop us a message using the contact form on our website here, email us at hello@africanpromise.org.uk or call us on +44(0)20 7193 2137