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 776 significant donations totalling £207,524,291

When Amount Grantee To be used for
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
30/04/2017 £74,868 Innovations in Dementia CIC Dementia Diaries
30/04/2017 £40,000 Fundacion Espartanos Second Chance
30/04/2017 £1,000,000 Health Poverty Action Crossborder Response for Overlooked, Stigmatized Sub-populations in Laos & Cambodia (CROSS)
30/04/2017 £500,000 GiveDirectly A pilot of GiveDirectly cash transfers in refugee settings
30/04/2017 £189,603 Violence Prevention Alliance Child Resiliency Program
31/03/2017 £30,000 Himilo Relief and Development Association East Africa Famine
28/02/2017 £20,000 The Tennis Foundation Serves - Transforming lives through tennis
28/02/2017 £210,500 Active Communities Network Breaking Barriers
28/02/2017 £49,997 Alexandra Rose Charity Rose Vouchers for Fruit & Veg - Tech to Scale
28/02/2017 £49,965 DisruptDisability Disrupt Disability
28/02/2017 £21,000 Action on Postpartum Psychosis Establishing a quality mark framework
28/02/2017 £165,000 Beyond Sport Foundation Beyond Sport Awards
28/02/2017 £313,200 Fight for Peace International Fight for Peace Global Network
28/02/2017 £49,850 Depaul UK The Nightstop App
28/02/2017 £100,000 FareShare Driving National growth - achieving local impact
28/02/2017 £120,000 Happy Child International Foundation It's a Penalty Campaign
28/02/2017 £44,878 HARV Outreach Team Transition Support
28/02/2017 £41,010 Oxfam GB QuidsIn
28/02/2017 £50,000 Bristol Braille Technology Canute: reversing the decline in Braille literacy
28/02/2017 £46,900 Shelter Scotland I Need Help Button
28/02/2017 £49,150 SignHealth BSL Healthy Minds Online Therapy
28/02/2017 £39,700 WESC Foundation Eyelander Online: Gamified training for children and young people with vision impairment
28/02/2017 £75,000 The King's Fund Cascading Leadership
28/02/2017 £50,000 Women's Aid Federation of England Digital support for young survivors of domestic abuse
28/02/2017 £395,203 Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights Bridging Gaps: Innovate for Malaria (B4M)
28/02/2017 £49,955 The Well Social Club Warrior Down app
28/02/2017 £820,000 Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa Famine Crisis
28/02/2017 £500,000 HakiElimu Promoting Innovation in Education Project (PIE-P) for improved education opportunities and outcomes
28/02/2017 £252,628 International HIV/AIDS Alliance Raising our voices for health and rights
28/02/2017 £992,012 Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organisation Community-Based Malaria Control Project
28/02/2017 £814,035 INDEPTH Network Strengthening quality of malaria care and surveillance in Ghanaian communities
28/02/2017 £10,000 Empowering people with disabilities and other mentorship programs through technology
28/02/2017 £2,500,000 Save the Children UK Tuwekeze Pamoja: Working together to give children in Tanzania a better start to life
28/02/2017 £245,153 MTV Staying Alive Foundation Reducing HIV infections and increasing treatment for MSM in Kisumu, Kenya.
28/02/2017 £250,000 Partners for Change, Ethiopia Bridging Grant
31/01/2017 £36,446 Debate Mate School Debating Activities
31/01/2017 £300,000 Ayara Social Destino Crew
31/12/2016 £120,000 Action on Postpartum Psychosis APP Regional Representatives Project
31/12/2016 £120,000 Best Beginnings Out of the Blue
31/12/2016 £120,000 Bluebell Care Trust Bluebell Devon - Little Something
31/12/2016 £349,966 emerge poverty free Transform and empower the lives of 900 subsistence farming families in rural Uganda
31/12/2016 £50,000 Isiqalo - Waves for Change Waves for Change - Sport & Mental Wellbeing Network
31/12/2016 £43,060 Nouveau Wellbeing CIC Middlesborough Steps to Wellbeing
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