The 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:
Mental Health Matters: projects that support good mental health in communities, improve access to support and tackle stigma and discrimination.
Children Survive & Thrive: projects that support children under the age of 5 to reach their potential and have the best start in life.
Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that improve equality for women and girls and initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or exploitation due to their gender or sexuality.
A Safe Place to Be: projects that support people who are rebuilding their lives because of homelessness or forced migration.
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 to 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.
Capacity Building Grants of up to £500 will support small community organisation to become more robust and better able to deliver projects that address the comic relief four strategic themes.
Project delivery grants of up to £4000 will support grassroots organisations to deliver projects that address Comic Relief’s four strategic themes. Projects should be able to clearly show, the local need for the project, robust planning, and legacy.