Apply for an open initiative

In 2016, Comic Relief launched a new grants strategy. The strategy marks a change in how we work with grantees, making us more proactive and agile in our grant making.

Below are details of all initiatives open for applications at the moment, in the UK and around the world. All applications must be submitted by midday on the closing date.

Seeking applications from organisations to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young men with mental health problems

Thriving not just surviving: Young Men and Mental Health

We are launching a £1.75 million fund to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young men with mental health problems. We are seeking proposals to deliver specialised mental health provision putting the needs of young men at the heart of their work.

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Utilizing rugby union and the rugby union community to deliver social change in England

Try for Change – Large Grants Programme

In partnership with England Rugby, these grants will use rugby union and the rugby union community to deliver social change in England.

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Supporting women-led organisations that strengthen and build safe spaces and platforms with women and girls in Ghana, Kenya or South Africa.

Safety From: Spaces To

We are proud to be launching a £750,000 fund to invest in women-led organisations that strengthen and build safe spaces and platforms with women and girls in Ghana, Kenya or South Africa.

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Community groups serving people in old age

Core Strength - Local Communities

In partnership with UK Community Foundations, these grants will fund the 'core costs' of groups doing much needed work in their local communities.

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