About Comic Relief

Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK, with a vision of a just world, free from poverty.

Our mission

To drive positive change through the power of entertainment

The life cycle of a donation

How we make grants step 1

You raise and donate amazing amounts of money for Red Nose Day and Sport Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives.

How we make grants step 2

We add together all the money and use it to give grants to thousands of charities who are working to help people living tough lives, both here in the UK and around the world.

How we make grants step 3

It takes two years for all the money to be allocated. This gives charities ample time to apply for grants and gives us plenty of time to make sure we’re only funding the very best ones.

What we do

The money you give is put towards incredible projects, in the UK and across the world, that are effectively tackling inequality and making lasting change.

See the difference

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Our partners

We work with a range of incredible organisations, without whom Sport Relief and Red Nose Day simply couldn't happen.

Find out more

More about us

The history

Discover the highlights of Comic Relief's history, all the way back to 1985

See history


Find out how our strategy helps us to drive positive change through the power of entertainment

See strategy


See how our finance policies ensure we invest and spend money wisely

See finance policy


Meet our trustees, boards and directors who steer Comic Relief's day-to-day running

Meet the team