In order to run itself in a professional and effective way Comic Relief incurs necessary costs. Raising funds, making grants and organisational overheads cost real money.
Despite these costs, Comic Relief is committed to making sure that every pound the charity gets directly from the public is a pound that goes towards helping people living incredibly tough lives, or dealing with social injustice. This includes the cost of making sure that our grants are allocated to good projects and properly monitored and evaluated.
While the economic environment remains challenging, we are fortunate to be in a position where all other Comic Relief costs relating to fundraising and organisational overheads, continue to be covered in cash or in kind from all types of supporters like corporate sponsors and donors, suppliers, generous individuals and government (including Gift Aid) as well as from investment income and interest.