Grant maker

Comic Relief
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Who they support

Predominantly UK charities with income of £250k>£10m (Or £75k in other countries). Small or start-up organisations are funded via local partners.

Grant criteria

Priority for organisations seeking long term funding to scale up proven solutions. There are four core themes: Children Survive & Thrive, Global Mental Health Matters, Fighting for Gender Justice, A Safe Place to Be. 50% UK, 50% Africa & Asia.

Grant details

Typically from £50k-£1m.

Application procedure

Initially submit a Concept Note via the online grant management system

Grants made

Over the last five years they've made 822 significant donations totalling £212,670,138

When Amount Grantee To be used for
28/02/2018 £117,513 REFUGEE RESOURCE Young Men's Project
28/02/2018 £144,000 TEENS AND TODDLERS TRADING AS POWER2 LTD Teens and Toddlers
28/02/2018 £124,846 CORAM'S FIELDS AND THE HARMSWORTH MEMORIAL PLAYGROUND Inner Strength - Reducing serious youth violence in Camden & Islington by addressing mental health
28/02/2018 £115,399 LONDON COMMUNITY BOXING LIMITED In Your Corner: Phase 2
28/02/2018 £132,868 NEWLINK WALES Suicide Stings
31/12/2017 £93,570 SHARKS COMMUNITY TRUST Sharks Team Talk
31/12/2017 £98,836 THE NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST Rugby Reading Champions
31/12/2017 £149,896 TACKLE AFRICA Empowering teenage mothers in Malawi through football coaching
31/12/2017 £73,652 WOMENZONE CC Giving Back
31/12/2017 £149,583 CARE INTERNATIONAL UK Sport for Social Change - Empowering female advocates
31/12/2017 £75,000 CRICKET BUILDS HOPE Helping literacy challenged females in Gahanga become leaders through cricket
31/12/2017 £79,995 MIGRANTS RESOURCE CENTRE Developing and supporting volunteering & civic participation among older migrants in Haringey
31/10/2017 £13,700 THE SECKFORD FOUNDATION Woodbridge "Seasoned Voices" Combined Care Homes Choir
31/10/2017 £220,000 THE BLAGRAVE TRUST The Listening Fund
31/10/2017 £18,900 THE ORDERS OF ST JOHN CARE TRUST Keep the Music Going
31/10/2017 £20,000 BROUGHTON HOUSE - HOME FOR EX-SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN Green Fingered Veterans
31/10/2017 £45,628 CIRCUS KATHMANDU FOUNDATION Creative anti-trafficking solutions
31/10/2017 £150,202 STREET CHILD Off the Streets and Into School: supporting street-connected children in urban Liberia to acces
31/10/2017 £17,442 Equally Ours Core Funding
31/10/2017 £353,186 STOP THE TRAFFIK Disrupting Human Trafficking Through Building Resilient Communities
31/10/2017 £100,000 THE CLORE SOCIAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME Women and Girls' Sector Leadership Programme
31/10/2017 £149,933 UNITED PURPOSE Girls Inspired
31/08/2017 £10,000 SELFA CrowdMatch
31/08/2017 £80,000 NATIONAL AIDS TRUST Digital HIV Advocate
31/08/2017 £10,000 PRISON RADIO ASSOCIATION Sex Talk (radio show, podcast and animation)
31/08/2017 £47,591 COMMUNITY RECORDING STUDIO Windmills
31/08/2017 £200,000 THE INDIGO TRUST Social Mobile Technology Challenge
31/08/2017 £320,000 CHILDREN'S RADIO FOUNDATION UK LIMITED Future Positive: Youth Radio Dialogues to reduce risk of HIV among adolescents in South Africa
31/08/2017 £55,843 PLYMOUTH HOPE Sport4Integration
31/08/2017 £75,685 SAVING LIVES PrEP adherence support:
31/08/2017 £299,475 Find Your Feet Promoting mental health, well-being and resilient livelihoods in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe
31/08/2017 £153,253 HIPZ (HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ZANZIBAR) Developing proven and accessible community-based mental health services in Tanzania
31/08/2017 £74,979 DIAL - GT YARMOUTH Get Set DIAL
31/08/2017 £17,250 AMIRAH FOUNDATION LIMITED Sports Tackling Abuse
31/08/2017 £149,157 THE STREETLIFE TRUST LIMITED #famsquad
31/08/2017 £49,399 POSITIVE EAST POV
31/08/2017 £146,541 THE NORTH TYNESIDE CARERS CENTRE Young Carers Social Action
31/08/2017 £134,102 Leonard Cheshire Disability Can Do: Increasing involvement of YDP from deprived areas with community volunteering in Southampton
31/08/2017 £137,100 VOICES FROM CARE Join Our Voice
30/06/2017 £52,500 Aanchal Women's Aid Nari-Raksha - Women Protected
30/06/2017 £80,806 DAME KELLY HOLMES TRUST Get on Track - For women and girls facing disadvantage
30/06/2017 £10,000 3 Pillars Project 3 Pillars Project Rugby Academy
30/06/2017 £50,575 YouthNet Helping young women recognise abuse
30/06/2017 £20,000 Body and Soul British Airways voting initiative 2017 - Body and Soul
30/06/2017 £710,676 Concern Worldwide (UK) Empowering communities to TAP Malaria
30/06/2017 £250,000 Citizens UK Opening routes to safety for child refugees in Europe
30/06/2017 £51,500 Chinese Information & Advice Centre SWAN Project - Safer sexWork Access Network, safety for Sex-Workers + healthcare & human rights info
30/06/2017 £114,338 Football Journeys Young, Gifted & Female
30/06/2017 £130,986 Global Dialogue Early Action Funders Alliance
30/06/2017 £40,000 Depaul UK British Airways voting initiative 2017 - Depaul UK
30/06/2017 £20,000 mothers2mothers (UK) Ltd British Airways voting initiative 2017 - mothers 2 mothers
30/06/2017 £50,720 Hestia Housing & Support Access to support via mobile tech: domestic violence
30/06/2017 £55,908 The Bike Project Refugee Women and Girls Cycling Project
30/06/2017 £200,000 Prism the Gift Fund Help Refugees - Advocacy and Child Protection
30/06/2017 £50,500 SafeLives Addressing E-vulnerability - a Toolkit & Support Package for Practitioners
30/06/2017 £140,000 Y Care International Karate for a better life - empowering young women and men in Zambian slums.
30/06/2017 £52,220 The Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action Soul Medicine
30/06/2017 £74,824 Small Heath Boxing Club Ltd Fighting Fit
30/06/2017 £225,000 Body and Soul 'Transforming Adversity'
30/06/2017 £65,348 Rape Crisis Scotland COUNTER - Stalking App
30/06/2017 £43,400 Refuge Refuge: using tech to tackle tech abuse
30/06/2017 £52,500 The Cithrah Foundation "Secure Evidence Diary"
30/06/2017 £10,000 Street League British Airways voting initiative 2017 - Street League
30/06/2017 £189,956 The Sported Foundation Project 51
30/06/2017 £52,251 The Haven Wolverhampton Take the power back
30/06/2017 £129,060 The Change Foundation Netball for Change
30/06/2017 £183,706 Yorkshire Sport Foundation Being Active; Changing Futures
30/06/2017 £174,922 YouthAction Northern Ireland Steeper Steps
30/06/2017 £250,000 APT Action on Poverty Camili Project Phase 2
30/06/2017 £750,071 BBC Media Action Communication for Healthy Behaviour, Achieving Reduced Malaria (CHARM)
30/06/2017 £40,000 ChildHope UK British Airways voting initiative 2017 - Butterflies
30/06/2017 £53,000 WITH Overcoming Obstacles
30/06/2017 £150,000 ActionAid Zambia Equality for Young and Adolescent Girls through Sports
30/06/2017 £415,095 Health Poverty Action Improving Malaria Prevention And Control Together (IMPACT)
30/06/2017 £301,735 International Rescue Committee UK Incentivizing private providers in Sierra Leone for malaria testing and effective treatment
30/06/2017 £378,482 King's College London Implementation of Improved Systems for Better Malarial Care
30/06/2017 £210,717 Radar Fighting Fever: the malaria media project
30/06/2017 £268,510 Restless Development Youth-led action research into adolescents' malaria knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in Port Loko
30/06/2017 £505,000 Makerere University School of Public Health Community in which Mothers and Newborns Thrive
30/06/2017 £150,000 Fundaciòn Mi Sangre Women Leaders of Change: Ready, Set, Go
30/06/2017 £30,000 Laureus Sport for Good Foundation British Airways voting initiative 2017 - Boxgirls
30/06/2017 £806,453 Literacy and Adult Basic Education Scaling Up Readiness and Retention (SURE) Impact
30/06/2017 £300,000 The Gaia Foundation Rites of Passage: Preventive & Restorative Justice for Youth
30/06/2017 £10,000 Skateistan UK British Airways voting initiative 2017 - Skateistan
30/06/2017 £139,718 Projekts MCR Girls Skateboarding Initiative
30/06/2017 £103,762 Brighton Table Tennis Club Brighton women's table tennis development project
30/06/2017 £578,044 Women and Children First UK Improving maternal, perinatal and newborn health and reducing mortality in Oyam District, Uganda
30/06/2017 £30,000 The Moira Anderson Foundation British Airways voting initiative 2017 - The Moira Anderson Foundation
31/05/2017 £83,195 vinspired Loud and Proud Cashpoint programme
31/05/2017 £292,924 Network for Africa Providing life changing support to people with mental health issues in Agago, northern Uganda
30/04/2017 £2,250,000 UK Community Foundations Local Communities Core Strength
30/04/2017 £1,150,746 Malaria Consortium Expansion of Rural Access to Community-led Services to Address Malaria and Childhood Illnesses
30/04/2017 £1,188,618 Population Services International Building strong non-formal private sector malaria services in underserved areas of Myanmar
30/04/2017 £70,422 Change Please CIC Change Please Wellbeing and Impact Pilot Project
30/04/2017 £120,019 The Sported Foundation Increasing support to strengthen the community sport system- a proactive volunteer focused approach
30/04/2017 £100,000 GiveDirectly Universal Basic Income Pilot
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