Match Funding FAQs
Match Funding FAQs
What is match funding?
The Morrisons Foundation will match fund the money raised by colleagues for registered charities. So if a colleague raised £100 for a charity, we will match this by donating £100 to the same charity.
Who is eligible to apply for match funding?
All Morrisons colleagues are eligible to apply. Fundraising held by friends, family members or by the charities themselves is not eligible for match funding.
How much can I apply for?
Each application can be matched up to £1,000 (excluding gift aid). So a colleague raising £800 will be matched with £800. A colleague raising £2,400 will be matched with £1,000
How often can I apply?
Colleagues can apply up to twice a year (from 1 Nov to 31 Oct)
When should I apply?
Applications should be submitted within 3 months of completing your fundraising and once your funds have been paid to the charity.
Do I need proof of my fundraising?
Yes, when submitting your request please provide proof of your fundraising, which could be a copy of the print out from the cash office if the funds were paid in store, a link to your online fundraising site or a letter from your charity.
Is all fundraising eligible for match funding?
Most fundraising for registered charities will be eligible. It could be a sponsored activity like running or cycling, or less active things like bake sales, birthday donations or sponsored silences.
Applications should only be submitted for colleague fundraising activities delivered outside of their normal role. Fundraising which takes place in a store must be over and above routine store fundraising activities. Examples of routine activities that are not eligible for match funding include bucket collections, raffles and tombolas.
Applicants must be entirely responsible for their fundraising activity (e.g. colleagues volunteering at a charity ball to host an auction or sell raffle tickets at the ball would not be eligible for matched funding)
What if I am fundraising as part of a team?
Colleague team applications are welcome, but we request that only one application per team is submitted by a designated colleague.
Where team events include non-colleagues we match the amount raised by specifically by colleagues only. If the specific amount cannot be determined, then the amount will be calculated on a pro-rata basis. For example: if a team of five people raises £2,000 the average amount raised per person is £400. If this team included two colleagues we would match fund £800.
Is the fundraising for Morrisons national charity partner eligible for match funding?
Absolutely. We welcome match funding applications for our charity partner provided that the fundraising activity is organised by a colleague and is not mandated by their core role.
When submitting your request please provide proof of your fundraising, which could be a copy of the print out from the cash office if the funds were paid in store, or a link to your online fundraising site.
Events arranged centrally by the charity partner where all colleagues are encouraged to participate may not be eligible for match funding.
If successful, when and how will the charity be paid?
The donation will be paid directly to the charity within eight weeks of a successful application. Payments are made straight to the charity by card or BACS payment, donations are not paid to colleague's online fundraising pages.
Will I be contacted once the charity has received the matched funds?
In the event of a successful application, details of your fundraising may be passed to your chosen charity. We may also share your email address so that they can contact you and thank you for your donation.
You will not be contacted directly by the Morrisons Foundation to confirm that the charity has received the matched funds.
What is the process?
- Choose a registered charity to support.
Only organisations that are registered with the Charity Commission (England and Wales) or OSCR (Scotland) are eligible for a match funding donation.
You must be actively involved in raising the funds.
- Transfer funds to the charity.
The funds you have raised should be given to the charity before submitting your application. Please do not apply for match funding until your event is complete.
- Get proof.
Ask the charity for proof of your fundraising. If you are raising funds online, then please provide a link to your fundraising page on your application. Otherwise please ask the charity to provide a letter or email specifying the amount you have raised for them which can be attached to your application. Please note that the 'Gift Aid' amount cannot be matched as this provided by HMRC.
Go to the Morrisons Foundation website (www.morrisonsfoundation.com) to complete a match funding application form, ensuring that you upload proof of fundraising. Please provide a valid email address.
- Make a note of your match funding Reference number.
You will receive an email to acknowledge your request. This will contain your unique eight digit match funding reference number. Please retain this as you will need to quote it in any future communications about your request.
Match funding applications take around six weeks to process. During this time the Foundation team will complete due diligence checks.
If successful, colleagues will receive an email to let them know the outcome of their request. Please share your story with us by sending any photos of your event and encourage your colleagues to fundraise for their chosen charity so we can help them too!