Today is Giving Tuesday and the Foundling Museum is very excited to let you know that we have been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. Last year, thanks to generous supporters like you the campaign raised over £13 million for participating charities.
We seek to raise £30,000 to offer free admission to 21s and under for the next 12 months. This year 5,000 children enjoyed free entry to the Museum. Donations through the Big Give will be matched for 7 days from 12pm on 3 December 2019 #GivingTuesday.
Help young people enjoy the Foundling Museum without charge. Donations up to £15,000 made through the Big Give Christmas Challenge will be matched. One donation, twice the impact! Every £10 you give is worth £20.
It’s more than just free admission. In the local borough of Camden, 35% of children live in poverty and more than 50% of five-year-olds don’t reach the attainment of a ‘good’ level. The Museum offers free art and music programmes to children of all ages to help lift attainment, build self-esteem and foster aspiration. Please help us serve the young people in our community.
Extending free entry to age 21 enables more people to visit the Museum for free helping the Museum ensure that its story is shared more widely.
Donate now through the Big Give. #ChristmasChallenge19
The Foundling Museum’s Big Give Christmas Challenge is being championed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Anne Young, Director of Strategy and Innovation at the National Lottery Heritage Fund, said ‘We’re delighted to be a Champion of The Big Give and supporting the Foundling Museum for this year’s Christmas Challenge. This is the first year we’ve signed up as a partner, following a match-funding pilot we ran which shows there are not just financial benefits to this approach, but also great opportunities for the Foundling Museum to form valuable partnerships, gain new supporters and volunteers, and expand their audiences. When we launched our new five year strategic plan at the beginning of this year we made a firm commitment to offering match-funding, to incentivise others to donate to heritage, so it’s great to be ending the year by putting this into practice.‘
If you’re reading this article after midday on 10 December 2019 please see the many other ways that you can support the Museum.