OUR GRANTS 2009-2013

From 2009-2013 we made grants totalling more than £300 million, to help people living tough lives in the UK and around the world.

Find out more about the grants we made.

Comic Relief Funding in the UK
Comic Relief Funding Internationally

Lasting Change


    Rights for disabled people

    We were the first major grant maker to focus on supporting disabled people to speak for themselves. Our work to address this contributed to a huge change in government policy (1995 Disability Discrimination Act) and a new set of long-overdue rights for disabled people in the UK.


    Land rights

    In 1996, a landmark legal case ruled that land, seized under apartheid in South Africa, be returned to the people of Elandskloof. We’re proud to have played a part in that momentous case by helping to fund the Legal Resources Centre in South Africa which, along with the Surplus People project, represented the community.


    Elder abuse

    Elder abuse, tragically, does happen behind closed doors. To highlight the issue, we worked with the BBC to make a drama called ‘Dad’. Then, together with the Department of Health, we funded the first ever elder abuse prevalence study which contributed to the government implementing new procedures to protect older people.