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Matched Funding Schemes
This page outlines CASE's work in relation to the matched funding schemes in England and Wales.

HMRC "Clarifies" Gift Aid Guidelines for UK Charities
Article,  BriefCASE Article HM Revenue & Customs has updated its recently revised gift aid guidelines following numerous queries for further information about the changes.

Recipients Awarded at the CASE Europe Matched Funding Event
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe recently announced the recipients of its 2011 leadership, matched funding and volunteer awards.

Pioneering Matched Funding Scheme Will Run through July 2011
Article,  BriefCASE Article The 2008-2011 Matched Funding Scheme for Voluntary Giving will run its full three-year course. That's according to UK Minister for Higher Education David Willetts, who confirmed the continuation of the program during a recent event sponsored by Universities UK.

“Unprecedented Challenges” Ahead for English Universities
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe has called on the UK government to confirm whether it will continue its successful matched funding scheme for voluntary giving to universities.

CASE Europe Receives Funding to Provide Training for Welsh Institutions
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe has secured about £70,000 in funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales to support new training initiatives for fundraising within Welsh higher education institutions.

New Report Shows Strong UK Commitment to Education Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new UK government blueprint for higher education shows a “commitment to educational fundraising for the long term.”

Matched Funding Scheme for Voluntary Giving
Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
From 2008-2011, HEFCE administered a government-led matched funding scheme that aimed to increase voluntary giving to higher education providers. All higher education institutions (HEIs) and directly funded further education colleges (FECs) in England were invited to participate in the scheme. The HEFCE page provides a recap of the scheme.

The Big Match and... Twitter
Article,  BriefCASE Article The University of Leeds is using Twitter to make its annual fund campaign more interactive and to promote the advantages of the UK government’s £200million matched funding scheme.

Ross-CASE Survey Shows Increased Higher Ed Giving Prior to Worst of the Recession
Article,  BriefCASE Article Giving to universities in the United Kingdom grew by 28 percent to £682 million in 2007-2008, according to the Ross-CASE Survey.

Matched Funding Scheme Expands to Wales
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe will provide fundraising training and support to Welsh institutions through the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales following the launch last month of a matched funding scheme by the Welsh government.

Talking Points: We Must Ask
CURRENTS Article The U.K. government has created a £200 million fund to match charitable giving to English universities. The match began on August 1, 2008, and will continue until July 31, 2011.

Gifts That Grow: Charitable Giving in UK Higher Education
Universities UK
Report In 2008, the UK Government introduced a three-year matched funding scheme that aimed to encourage donations of all sizes to universities. The gifts of nearly all donors, including those from overseas, were increased through the scheme. This May 2009 publication shared case studies of ways universities used the donations.

Culture of Giving Spreads as Educational Reform Grows
Article,  BriefCASE Article Sweeping educational reforms in a number of European countries are helping to fuel global conversations about educational fundraising.

Wales to Implement Matched Funding Scheme
Article,  BriefCASE Article Following the launch of a matched funding scheme in England, the Welsh Assembly Government has announced that it will put in place a similar program to support fundraising efforts at Welsh universities.

CASE Europe Grants Help Grow Programs, Understanding of Philanthropy
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe has been awarded a £1.5 million grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to deliver fundraising training and support for 158 higher education institutions participating in the U.K. government’s matched funding scheme for voluntary giving.

Select Government Matching Fund Programs: An Examination of Characteristics and Effectiveness
Report CASE published this report in December 2004 for the Sutton Trust. It provides an overview of government matching fund programs in the United States, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong. This version is preceded by an addendum summarizing initiatives in Australia, New Zealand, Norway and the UK as of March 2008.