The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018

Classics Challenge 2018: £45,000

This year, our mission is to bring Classics to three regions – East Midlands, West Midlands and the North East – with an aim to reach 72 schools in areas where there is little Classics provision.  We need to raise £45,000 from the public to do this, which will be matched by £45,000 from our generous pledgers and Big Give Champion (The Reed Foundation).

How to Help

Your donation to Classics for All will be doubled if you give to us via The Big Give web page during the week of the Christmas Challenge.

Donate as little as £5 to help more state school pupils benefit from the learning and enjoyment of Classics*.

If you would like to help us reach our target, please follow these steps:

  1. Save the date: #GivingTuesday – add a reminder to your diary for 12 noon on 27th November to double your donation to Classics for All.
  2. At 12 noon on 27 November (until noon 4 December): visit this page (or click on the Christmas Challenge link from our home page), which will redirect you to the Big Give donation area.
  3. Credit Card/ Debit Card payment: Have your credit/debit card details ready when you make your donation. Minimum donation £5, maximum £5,000.
  4. Spread the word: Please pass on this message to anyone who you think might be interested in supporting us and having their donation doubled.


* PS:  Big Give Donations benefit CfA not only by the 1:1 matching but also by a further 20% from Gift Aid. This 20% does not count towards the £45,000 target but is an additional benefit to CfA  so if you are UK tax payer, please complete the Gift Aid Declaration as you are completing your donation details during the week of the Christmas Challenge.

Thanks to all who participated last year in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017, we were able to reach our target of £30,000 in less than 72 hours for our Londinium Magnificum project. This project is now on course to reach 120 primary and secondary schools (in London and the south east) over the next two years.