The Localgiving.com Spring for a Year campaign has raised over £20,000 plus Gift Aid for local charities and community groups in Sussex in just three days.
The campaign encouraged Sussex donors to set up £10 monthly donations to charities of their choice. LocalGiving.com would then match the sum donated for the first year. The Foundation supports local charities and community groups across East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
The campaign was launched in partnership with Sussex Community Foundation which has been working with Localgiving.com since the launch of the website in 2011.
The online fundraising campaign began at 10am on 5 March and within six hours Sussex donors had donated over £7,000. The £10,000 pot available for matching was used up on 7 March.
More than 20 Sussex harities benefited from Spring for a Year including the Weys and Arun Canal Trust, Pulborough Cricket Club, and Seaford Musical Theatre.
Localgiving.com founder, Marcelle Speller, OBE, said: "Pledging to give a small amount each month to your favourite charity makes a huge difference to their ability to continue the great work they do in your community. Knowing that £10 or more is coming in every month means small, local charities can become more financially secure, plan ahead with confidence, and expand their services to the community.