Comic Relief Community Fund

Comic Relief Community Fund

Funding is intended to support community-led organisations to deliver change by drawing on the 'lived experiences' of people who have experienced the issues being tackled. These issues should align with one of Comic Relief's four strategic themes:

  • Children Survive and Thrive – ensuring every child has the best start in life.
  • Fighting for Gender Justice – tackling gender-based violence, inequality and exploitation.
  • A Safe Place to Be – supporting those who have been displaced to access secure housing and feel settled in their new homes.
  • Mental Health Matters – helping people with poor mental health to access appropriate support.
  • Capacity Building grants of up to £1,000 to be spent on activities to strengthen operations and governance. (All applications must include this grant).
  • Project Delivery grants of up to £9,000 to deliver projects that fit with the programme’s strategic themes.

Who can apply

Community-led local organisations based in England may apply. This could include:

  • Constituted voluntary and community groups.
  • Charities.
  • Social enterprises.
  • Community Interest Companies that have been running for at least two years.
  • Not-for-profit companies limited by guarantee.

Organisations must have an annual turnover below £250,000.

Round 1 is currently open with a deadline of 29 November 2021. Panel meetings are expected in February 2022.

The first step in the application process is to complete an online Eligibility Checker. Eligible groups will then be given a link to the online application form.

Read more about this fund

Eligible Status: 
Registered Charity
Registered or Non-Registered Group
Maximum Grant Amount: 
Closing Date: 
Monday, 29 November, 2021 - 17:00

The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR Tel: 01925 246880
Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

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