An online match funding campaign has raised more than £1.7m for charities involved in environmental projects.
The Green Match Fund had been launched by funding platform The Big Give and took place from 22 -29 April.
The Big Give pledged to match funding made by the public via its funders and philanthropists, which include the Reed Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
The funding campaign was also being run in partnership with the Environmental Funders Network.
According to the Big Give the total raised including Gift Aid is £1,760,769.
Among charities to benefit is Bees for Development Trust, which raised £52,443 in total for its work to train 200 people in Ghana to keep bees sustainably and enrich their habitat.
Appeal Newsflash - we have reached our target for @biggive match funds🎉 If we can raise an extra £10,000, we will buy 5 acres of land for @bfdghana's Honey Centre & teaching apiary, while protecting surrounding forest. We can make it happen!https://t.co/LLONuxntge pic.twitter.com/BlXM0xWdO1— Bees for Development (@BeesForDev) April 27, 2021
Another to benefit was the Nature Friendly Farming Network, which is working with the RSPB to improve land management to ensure it is tackling climate change. It raised £50,050 for its work to persuade farmers to influence agricultural policy to support nature friendly farming.
Meanwhile, Surfers Against Sewage has raised £25,779 for its Stop the Source campaign, to stop plastic pollution. The money will be used for beach and river clean up initiatives as well as lobbying plastics producers.
Only 24 hours left to help us reach £25,000! We've seen a huge demand for beach clean packs - 1,073 of you have registered beach cleans so far! We've already run out of some essential pieces of kit. Donate today and help support our Million Mile Clean. https://t.co/aN52xsBWM7 pic.twitter.com/jaUuVZ796c— Surfers Against Sewage (@sascampaigns) April 28, 2021
The previous matchfunding campaign from the Big Give was its Christmas Challenge, which raised £20.1m.