Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world, free from poverty. We’ll do just about anything to see that vision become a reality and our mission is to drive positive change through the power of entertainment.
Since we first set up shop in 1985, we’ve been doing three main things...
Over the years we’ve inspired a lot of people who don’t normally ‘do’ charity to, well, do charity. The support we’ve had from so many friends has always blown us away – and still does today.
All the money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help poor and disadvantaged people in the UK and the world’s poorest communities.
You can find out about this work in our 'your impact' section.
We’d love for you to get involved, and there are many ways to do so. Firstly, you could fundraise as part of Red Nose Day or Sport Relief. To help your school or group do this, and to help children and young people learn about what they’re fundraising for, we’ll provide you with lots of tailor-made schools and early years resources.
Comic Relief also works throughout the year to tackle the root causes of injustice and poverty. We can provide you with information and resources to help children and young people learn about important global issues - giving them the opportunity to make a difference and voice their opinions.
For further inspiration and ideas, check out our fundraising section.
We work with a really wide range of organisations – big and small. To see how you might get involved with us, visit our 'partners' section. Or if you’re after the personal touch, drop our Corporate Team an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll be happy to discuss potential partnership opportunities with you.
All of our current vacancies are advertised on www.comicrelief.com/careers so keep an eye on this and follow the instructions of how to apply if you're interested in any of the roles.
You can be kept up-to-date on new vacancies by signing up for email job alerts on jobs.comicrelief.com/register.
Call centres are absolutely vital in getting public donations to us. So if your company has a UK-based call centre which your own volunteers can staff and provides a minimum of 70 phone lines on a ‘one number’ system, we’d love to hear from you.
There are lots of different ways to make a donation to Comic Relief. Just pick the way that’s easiest for you:
Yes you can. You can make regular donations to Comic Relief by requesting a regular giving form from email@example.com. Alternatively, you can request a form by writing to us at Comic Relief, Marketing Team, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP. Please remember to let us know your address.
You can indeed. When making your will, please make sure to include our full name and details. That way you can be certain we’ll be properly identifiable as the recipient of your gift. It would be best to use this sentence:
"Charity Projects (known as Comic Relief), a charity registered in England and Wales with number 326568 and in Scotland with number SC039730 whose registered office is at Hanover House, 14 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HP"
Please do let us know if you decide to leave Comic Relief a legacy so we can say thank you. We'd also be interested to hear about the reasons you thought of us. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you pay UK tax and you would like us to claim Gift Aid, we can claim an additional 25% of the value of your donation from the Government, which we use to help us cover our running costs. It won't cost you a penny and it means that every pound that you donate can go towards helping people living tough lives across the UK and in the world's poorest communities.
If you make a personal donation to Comic Relief, you will be asked to declare whether you would like us to claim Gift Aid. This will be either by:
If you’re making a personal donation please give your full name and home address and tick the box or we can’t claim Gift Aid. To say ‘Yes’ to Gift Aid, you must be a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all of your donations it is your responsibility to pay any difference.
Please note, Gift Aid cannot apply to CAF cards (as the tax has already been reclaimed).
The charity reclaims the tax on your donation only at the basic rate, even if you are a higher rate taxpayer. If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of tax and the current basic rate of tax of 20% on your Self Assessment return.
If, for any reason, you decide that your donation should not be Gift Aided, you have 30 days from the date of your declaration to tell us to withdraw it.