WHAT DOES COMIC RELIEF DO?
Our mission combines Comic and Relief. We believe that helping others can be easy and fun, even in the face of the challenges we face every day. We believe this because we’ve seen the power of people coming together to create change over our 30+ year history. When we come together to help others, we unleash the best in all of us. We fund and partner with organisations that support people in a crisis but are also building a better future for us all by focusing on prevention and the root causes.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY RAISED BY COMIC RELIEF GO?
All year-round, the money donated to Comic Relief works hard to support some incredible projects making a change to people's lives across the UK and around the world.
You can find out more about the people and projects we work with in our 'what your money does' section of our website.
RED NOSE DAY
WHEN IS RED NOSE DAY?
Red Nose Day is back on Friday 17 March 2023. Join thousands of people up and down the country getting involved.
Register now to get your free fundraising pack and set up your JustGiving page.
WHERE CAN I BUY THE RED NOSE?
The Red Nose can be bought on Amazon at amazon.co.uk/comicrelief and though the Comic Relief online shop(opens in new window). Please note this is for UK customers only.
WHERE CAN I BUY NOSES FOR MY SCHOOL?
You can order larger quantities to sell in your school on Amazon with an Amazon Business account.
If you haven't already, simply head to Amazon.co.uk/business(opens in new window) to set up your free account.
Please note, Noses are not suitable for children under 7 years of age due to small parts.
ARE THE JONY IVE NOSES AVAILABLE IN THE US?
Our new Nose is available to purchase for UK customers only. Comic Relief US is on a different schedule to the UK and will have different fundraising materials, merchandise, and Red Noses available. For more information about their campaign, please visit rednoseday.org(opens in new window)
ARE THE NOSES SUSTAINABLE?
We’ve come a long way on our sustainability journey in transforming the Red Nose since we last sold a polyurethane foam Nose in 2019.
The new Red Nose is made from 95% plant-based materials consisting of paper, bagasse and PLA, which is derived from corn. To enable the Nose to be worn, we needed to create a strong fastening made from rubber.
It’s been a huge honour to work with Sir Jony Ive who has completely reimagined the look and feel of the Nose. It truly is a Nose like no other we have ever sold.
Going forwards, sustainability will always be at the core of the Nose’s journey. As innovations occur with readily available materials, we will keep reviewing how we produce the Nose in terms of what it’s made from and how it looks.
We really hope our supporters enjoy our new Nose and wear it with pride knowing the difference they are making.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A FREE FUNDRASING PACK?
The fundraising pack has everything you need to raise lots of money for Red Nose Day. It includes loads of great fundraising ideas and tips, various posters, stickers and information about our merchandise and where your money goes. Sign up to fundraise for Red Nose Day and receive your free fundraising pack here: comicrelief.com/rednoseday/fundraise
I REPRESENT A SCHOOL – HOW CAN WE GET INVOLVED?
There are plenty of ways pupils and staff can get involved in Red Nose Day 2023. Whatever you do this year you’ll be part of something amazing that’s helping people through the toughest times of their lives, in the UK and across the world.
Head over to comicrelief.com/rednoseday/schools for ideas and inspiration, and to sign up for your very own free School Fundraising Pack. It’s got everything your school will need for a successful Red Nose Day.
OUR WORKPLACE WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED
That’s amazing, there are so many ways your workplace can get involved with Comic Relief. Sign up to fundraise and receive your free Red Nose Day fundraising pack here. We’re always happy to talk about other ways your workplace could get involved so please do get in touch with the fundraising team at email@example.com(opens in new window) or share your fundraising plans with us via this form.
We are delighted to hear that you are thinking about fundraising for Red Nose Day 2023.
There are certain circumstances where the law requires you to have a fundraising agreement with us. Have a look at the points below and, if any of them are relevant to your fundraising activity, please email our fundraising team at firstname.lastname@example.org(opens in new window) for a copy of the fundraising agreement form to be filled in and returned to us.
You’ll need an agreement if:
You’re raising money for Red Nose Day in the course of a business e.g. “my shop sells cakes for 50p, and 30p from the sale of each cake will go to Red Nose Day; or
You’re deducting costs from the money you raise for Red Nose Day for example to cover costs; or
The money you raise will be split between Red Nose Day and another charity.
You are fundraising as part of a large event
Fundraising including children, young people, vulnerable adults (excluding school settings)
There are any health and safety risks involved in your fundraising
CAN SOMEONE COME AND FILM OUR EVENT?
Thank you so much for getting in contact, it’s amazing to hear that you are planning to do something for Red Nose Day.
First off, thank you so much for your invitation. However, as much as we’d love to be able to attend every event that’s organised for Red Nose Day, we’re sad to say it just isn’t possible as we don’t have the resources. Please also note that the BBC have full editorial control over the content for the Red Nose Day night of TV – you may be able to get in touch with your local media to see if they are able to cover your event.
We’d love to hear all about how your event goes, so please do feel free to share any stories or photos from your event. You can do so here: comicrelief.com/rednoseday/fundraise/stories
We know that it’s thanks to people like you that Red Nose Day is such a success, so we’d like to wish you the very best of luck with your fundraising event at school.
I WORK FOR AN ORGANISATION THAT WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH COMIC RELIEF
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 email@example.com(opens in new window). They’ll be happy to discuss potential partnership opportunities with you.
MAKING A DONATION
HOW CAN I MAKE A DONATION?
Online using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal.
On the phone – call 03457 910 910 and use your debit or credit card to make a donation. Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply. Calls from mobiles may cost more.
CAN I SET UP A REGULAR DONATION TO COMIC RELIEF?
Yes, you can set up a Direct Debit donation to Comic Relief and it’s really easy to do. All you need to do is to fill in this form on our website.
HOW DO I PAY IN FUNDRAISING MONEY?
Online – using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal by selecting pay in fundraising.
At any bank – use the giro slip in your Red Nose Day fundraising pack. Comic Relief giro slips are also available behind the counter at some bank branches whilst Red Nose Day take place.
By post – simply send in a cheque (made payable to Red Nose Day 2023) and a giro slip if you have one to EY, PO Box 51543, London SE1 2UG.
By bank transfer– email us(opens in new window) for our bank details, please note this option is for schools and organisations only.
CAN I LEAVE A GIFT TO COMIC RELIEF IN MY WILL?
You can indeed! Your first step is to contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org(opens in new window)
Or, if you are all set and just need the wording for your Will, please make sure to include our full name and details:
"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 Comic Relief, 6th Floor, The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8QS"
Please do let us know if you decide to leave Comic Relief a legacy so we can say thank you! We'd also love to hear about the reasons you thought of us, and if you have any questions at all. You can reach us at email@example.com(opens in new window)
WHAT IS GIFT AID AND HOW CAN IT MEAN MORE MONEY FOR COMIC RELIEF?
If you pay UK tax and you would like to Gift Aid your donation, we can claim an additional 25% of the value of your donation from the HMRC, it won't cost you a penny but means your donation can reach even further.
Please note that the money that Comic Relief claims back from HMRC as part of the Gift Aid scheme will be treated as unrestricted funds and used to support our general work, even if the original donation was made towards a specific appeal.
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:
Ticking the Gift Aid box on the donation page online
Saying ‘yes' to the Gift Aid question whilst donating via the phone
Asking your sponsors to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form
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).
WHAT IF I AM A HIGHER RATE TAXPAYER?
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.
CAN I WITHDRAW A DECLARATION?
You can withdraw your declaration at any time on our website(opens in new window). Please note that the cancellation of your Gift Aid will come into place from the date of the update, any donations made before this may still be Gift Aided.
WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION ON GIFT AID?
For further information about Gift Aid, please see the HM Revenue & Customs website(opens in new window) or the Chartered Institute of Fundraising(opens in new window). Alternatively, contact your local Tax Office. If you have any questions specifically about your Gift Aid status on your donations made to Comic Relief, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org(opens in new window).
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO RECEIVE YOUR EMAILS?
To get regular email updates and info on what we're up to all you need to do is click on the little envelope symbol at the top of this page and sign up for our email updates.
HOW CAN I CHANGE HOW YOU CONTACT ME?
You can withdraw or add your consent to receive marketing materials from Comic Relief at any time through this form.
WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR PRIVACY NOTICE?
You can find our privacy notice here.
WORKING & VOLUNTEERING FOR COMIC RELIEF
HOW DO I GET A JOB AT COMIC RELIEF?
All of our current vacancies are advertised on comicrelief.com/careers so keep an eye on this and follow the instructions on how to apply if you're interested in any of the roles.
I WORK FOR A CALL CENTRE AND WOULD LIKE TO OFFER OUR SERVICES ON THE NIGHT OF RED NOSE DAY.
Thank you for your interest in offering your service as a call centre for Red Nose Day, unfortunately at the moment we’re not looking for any call centres to help with donations for Night of TV.