WasteAid to double its impact through the Big Give’s Green Match Funding campaign.


Author: Rose Bradbury

Published: 13 April 2023

We’re very excited to let you know that WasteAid has been selected to participate in the Big Give’s Green Match Funding campaign. We will be raising money to support our work improving livelihoods and the environment in Cameroon. Donations to this project will be matched for 7 days from 20th to 27th April 2023, which coincides with Earth Day on 22nd April.

One donation, twice the impact.

Here’s what your donation could help us achieve:

£8 doubled could provide the tools to turn woody waste into sustainable cooking fuel

£13 doubled could help promote our challenge funds that provide business incubation support to local entrepreneurs

£25 doubled could provide 10 bulk bags to enable waste collectors to collect more plastic waste and prevent it from going to landfill

£50 doubled could secure training for informal waste-collectors to increase the value of waste collected to increase the value of waste that is collected and improve health and safety practices

£125 doubled could provide a set of digital scales to ensure transparency and fair payment for waste collectors

£250 doubled could provide two plastic collection points in a community to reduce plastic in the environment

What happens during the Big Green Give?

Donations made to our project via theBigGive.org.uk will be matched during the campaign. If you would like to support our work this year, we highly recommend doing so during the Big Green Give matching campaign, when your donation will be doubled and make even more of a difference to us. Help us to support more like Mama Pasto.

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What do I need to do? 
  1. Add a calendar reminder to your diary for 20th-27th April including this link https://donate.biggive.org/campaign/a056900002PokXoAAJ
  2. Have your 3D secure card details ready when you make your donation.
  3. Finally, please pass on this message to anyone you think might be interested in supporting us and having their donation doubled.
Can my organisation get involved?

Absolutely! The more the merrier.

Support WasteAid by setting a target an organisational target of £500 (doubled to £1,000!) in celebration of Earth Day.

Some of the ways £1,000 could make an impact to the people we support:
  • Enable local people to segregate plastic waste for recycling by funding the construction and installation of 6 eco-collection points in their community.
  • Or, fund a community-wide clean up events to remove plastic waste from drains and rivers to prevent stagnant water from building which creates public and environmental health issues.

There are several ways your organisation could get involved:

Option 1: Employee fundraising – engage your staff by asking them to fundraise to a team goal of £500. We have a fantastic fundraising guide full of great ideas that we can share with you! Please get in touch by clicking this link.

Option 2: Spread the word on your social media channels. We can provide you with social media assets and some text templates to post throughout the campaign week, with a link to our campaign page and highlighting your company target.

Option 3: Give a one-off corporate donation in support of our work tackling the waste crisis for people and planet.

(Please note donations raised will need to be paid into the WasteAid campaign page on the Big Give website – see link below. The option to make a donation via BACS is also possible – All information can be found here: https://biggive.org/donation-funds/).

We’d love to post about your involvement and the impact you’ve made across our social media channels!


Thank you so much for your attention and participation!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jessica at Jessica.stickland@wasteaid.org

WasteAid's Big Give campaign page