We’ve so far raised over £900m and helped to change millions of lives as a result.
Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty – and we work 365 days a year to help that vision become a reality.
Our mission is to drive positive change through the power of entertainment.
Since we first set up shop in 1985, we’ve been doing three main things…
- We raise millions of pounds through two big fundraising campaigns – Red Nose Day and Sport Relief.
- We spend that money in the best possible way to tackle the root causes of poverty and social injustice.
- We use the power of our brand to raise awareness of the issues that we care most about.
Over the years we’ve inspired a lot of people who don’t normally ‘do’ charity to, well, do charity. The support we’ve had from so many friends has always blown us away – and still does today.
Comic Relief cash has been at work in over 70 countries around the world since it began in 1985.
Comic Relief supports work in the UK as well as overseas and has funded 15,786 projects in the UK to date.
Contrary to popular belief, we work all year round, fighting poverty and social injustice in the UK and across the world.