Seasonal Appeal

The Financial Times runs an annual seasonal appeal for a selected charity. Chosen by the FT appeal commitee and our staff, the winning charity and its work is covered by our journalists during the holiday season. Since the appeal began in 2006, we have raised over £17.5m for our charity partners.

We are now accepting applications for the 2018/19 appeal through March 31, 2018. Entry information is below.

Seasonal appeal criteria
To be considered, charities should:

How to apply

If your charity meets the criteria above, please address the following questions in your application:

Please include your contact details and charity registration number in your application. We will not accept applications longer than five pages, and suggest 2-3 pages as the ideal length. Email your completed application to

Further details

Feb 1: Applications open
March 31: Applications close
April 30 - May 15: Interviews with shortlisted charities and FT seasonal appeal committee
May 31: FT staff vote for winning charity
June 30: Charity partner is announced

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Previous FT appeal partners: