Read Comic Relief Community Grants: Covid-19 FAQs Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000.

There are two types of grants available to organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

  • Children Survive & Thrive: projects that support children under the age of 5 to reach their potential and have the best start in life. Please note: as of Friday 2 October we will now be accepting applications for projects that benefit children up to the age of 11.
  • Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that improve equality for women, girls and initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or exploitation due to their gender.
  • A Safe Place to Be: projects that support people who are rebuilding their lives because of homelessness or forced migration.
  • Mental Health Matters: projects that support good mental health in communities, improve access to support and tackle stigma and discrimination.

Funding is available to help you develop your organisation through a Capacity Building Grant or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant. This new and exciting programme aims deliver long lasting community driven change and we will work closely with successful projects to gather learning from the programme to share widely.

Administration of the local funding is being managed by community charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.

If you are located in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland please contact the following organisations for information about Comic Relief funding.

To find out about other grants available from Comic Relief visit the Comic Relief website.

The Comic Relief Covid-19 Community Fund (England) is now closed for applications.  The fund for Norfolk and Suffolk remains open and can be found here.




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