The Comic Relief Community Fund is supporting community led organisations with an income of less than £250,000 to deliver projects within four strategic themes.

We are pleased to be managing this new fund on behalf of Comic Relief in England. It will provide grants of up to £10,000, supporting project delivery and organisational capacity building, helping organisations flourish.

The funding is split as follows:

  • Up to £1,000 for capacity building
  • Up to £9,000 for project delivery

We will fund applications from grass roots, community led organisations that can demonstrate how people with lived experience of the issues being tackled are involved in the organisation and the project.

Applications must sit within one of the four key themes:

A Safe Place To Be: Supporting people to rebuild their lives because of homelessness or forced migration.

Children Survive & Thrive:  Supporting children up to the age of 11 to grow, play and learn

Gender Justice: Championing those who identify as women and girls, including initiatives tackling domestic violence, abuse or exploitation

Mental Health Matters: Supporting good mental health in communities and tackling stigma and discrimination.

Become a Panel Member

We are currently recruiting Panel Members to make key decisions on where funding is spent as part of the Comic Relief Community Fund in England.

Working together since 2019

Groundwork has worked with Comic Relief since 2019 as an intermediary funder in England, supporting grassroots community organisations, with a turnover of under £250,000.

£3 million

in grant money awarded


projects supported


organisations awarded capacity building funding

Story: LW Arts

LW Arts is a collective of creative practitioners who are all passionate about connecting individuals and communities through the creative arts, and other wellbeing related activities.

The group has used Comic Relief funds to deliver participatory music-making and dance workshops to children with additional needs in schools and within other established organisations.