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What your money does

When you donate to Comic Relief you’re supporting vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally. Our vision is to create a just world free from poverty and we’re doing this by funding amazing organisations doing amazing things.

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Tackling the key issues of our time since the start

We have invested over £1 billion since 1985, supporting vulnerable people and communities in the UK and overseas. Through humour and stories of hope, we’ve shown that people can make a massive difference. 

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Supporting brilliant solutions to terrible problems

We are working with local organisations in the UK and around the world who’ve proven that their approach to solving peoples’ problems work - and we invest in them as they grow. 

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Helping children to survive and thrive

For the last ten years we’ve supported work that meets the needs of children and young people, including, making sure they are protected from violence, exploitation and abuse, have improved access to quality non-formal education and training and more.

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Providing safe places to live

Comic Relief has been funding work around safe and secure shelter for marginalised communities for over 25 years. We have supported essential services to support people who are homeless across the UK. We have also supported psychosocial support for refugees and asylum seekers as well as helping communities in informal settlements across the world improve their own communities.

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Fighting for gender equality

Comic Relief has been funding work tackling gender-based violence and supporting women and girl’s activism globally since we began. In the UK we’ve supported community organisations delivering vital services like the National Domestic Violence Helpline and supported organisations working together to create big changes, like the Refugee Women’s Charter.

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Promoting Positive Mental Health

Mental Health has been a priority for Comic Relief’s funding in the UK for over ten years we have invested in therapeutic services, services for young people, campaigning and policy change work, anti-stigma and discrimination work and maternal mental health.

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£30 could provide vital education about maternal health in Sierra Leone.

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You can take on a fundraising challenge, buy a red nose or host a bake sale. If that's not your bag then buy some merchandise or make a donation. It doesn't matter how you get involved, as long as you do. 

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We invest in organisations across the globe who share our vision for change. Importantly, we believe that organisations closest to the problems are often best placed to deliver the solutions - so that’s where we focus. 

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