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Red Nose Day is back on Friday 15 March 2024. Join thousands of people up and down the country by getting involved and Do Something Funny for Money this Red Nose Day!

Register now to get your free fundraising pack and set up your very own JustGiving page.

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.

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.

Getting involved & fundraising for Red Nose Day

The fundraising pack is crammed full of everything you need to think BIG, go bold, and Do Something Funny for Money this Red Nose Day.

In the pack you’ll find all you need to raise lots of money for Red Nose Day this year. It includes loads of great fundraising ideas and tips, various posters, stickers and information about our merchandise and where your money goes. Register to be a fundraiser for Red Nose Day and receive your free fundraising pack here.

There are plenty of ways pupils and staff can get involved in Red Nose Day 2024. 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 our schools page 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.

You can absolutely do that! There are so many ways you could get involved and fundraise for Comic Relief at your Uni. Start off your Red Nose Day planning by signing up to fundraise for Red Nose Day here.

That’s amazing, there are so many ways your workplace can get involved with Comic Relief. Sign up to fundraise and receive your free digital 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 fundraising@comicrelief.com or share your fundraising plans with us via this form.

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 fundraising@comicrelief.com 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

  • You’re deducting costs from the money you raise for Red Nose Day, for example to cover costs of the event.

  • The money you raise will be split between Red Nose Day and another charity.

  • You want to use the Comic Relief logo as part of your fundraising.

  • You are fundraising as part of a large event. (This does not include organised event such as running races etc, where you’re asking for sponsorship.)

  • Fundraising including children, young people, vulnerable adults (excluding school settings).

  • There are any health and safety risks involved in your fundraising.

We no longer provide letters of authorisation, but there are certain circumstances where you are required to have a fundraising agreement with us. Please see above for more details on how to acquire one of these and if you need one for your fundraising activity.

If none of these instances above apply, you can still request a fundraising agreement (for example, your local authority may require it). 

There are, yes! For handy advice on keeping your event safe and legal, please have a read of our Fundraising Do's and Don'ts.

It’s amazing to hear that you are planning to do something funny for money this Red Nose Day.

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 still 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!

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 partners@comicrelief.com. They’ll be happy to discuss potential partnership opportunities with you.

The Red Nose & other merchandise

The new home of the Red Nose is Amazon, pick yours up today at amazon.co.uk/comicrelief or via our webshop which you’ll find here.

Order the school Noses pack with Amazon Business today. Each pack contains 25 Noses with a mix off designs.

If you haven't already, simply head to Amazon.co.uk/business to set up your free account, or if you already have an account, just head over to Amazon today to place your order.

We’re sorry that you’ve not been able to find what you were looking for from our online shop. The response to this campaign’s collection has been overwhelming and unfortunately, we will not be getting any further stock of any sold out items.

However, items might still be available on the TK Maxx webshop or in one of their stores.

Making a donation and paying in fundraising money

Thank you so much for wanting to make a donation to Comic Relief. It’s really easy to donate to us and there are many different ways you can make your donation:

  • Online using a credit card, debit card, Google Pay, Apple Pay 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.

  • By Cheque

Please send your cheque(s), made payable to Red Nose Day 2024 to Red Nose Day 2024, PO Box 12635, Colchester, CO7 5AN.

Thank you so much for your generosity, we’d love to assist you further with your donation. If you would like to give a donation of £5,000 or more, please email our philanthropy team at philanthropy@comicrelief.com or visitcomicrelief.com/philanthropy for more details.

Yes you can! You can set up a Direct Debit donation to Comic Relief and it’s really easy to do. Just select monthly donation on our donation page.

  • 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 2024) and a giro slip if you have one to EY, PO Box 51543, London SE1 2UG.

  • By bank transfer

email us for our bank details, please note this option is for schools and organisations only.

You’ll receive a giro slip you can use to pay in your fundraising money in your fundraising pack, if you haven’t already registered to fundraise and received a pack, you can sign up here.

If you need any additional giro slips or requested a digital pack only, you can request a giro slip here.

Please allow up to 10 working days for your giro slip to arrive.

Thank you for considering leaving us a gift in your Will. By including Comic Relief in your Will you could help support us with our continued work, making very real difference to people in the UK and internationally for years to come.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone at Comic Relief about including Comic Relief in your Will, do get in touch with us at legacies@comicrelief.com.

If you’re ready to leave a gift in your Will to Comic Relief, we recommend you that you speak to a solicitor to ensure that your wishes will be carried out as you intend.

You will need to include the following details:

Charity Projects (known as Comic Relief)Registered address: 6th Floor, The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8QSRegistered charity number: 326568 (England and Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland)

Please do let us know if you decide to pledge to leave Comic Relief a gift in your Will so we can share our appreciations for your generosity with 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 legacies@comicrelief.com.

Thank you for intending to make a donation in memory of a loved one to Comic Relief.

Donating to Comic Relief is a very special way to remember someone you loved and with your kind donation we’ll be able to continue to support incredible projects and organisation that are making a difference for people across the UK and around the world.

To set up an online donation collection in memory of a loved one, we recommend using Just Giving, head here to set up an in-memory page.

To make a one off donation or to pay in money raise from a collection in memory of a loved one, please use our donation form on the website, and let us know you made this donation in memory of your loved one by emailing us on donate@comicrelief.com so that we can send you a thank you and an acknowledgement for your kind donation.

Gift Aid

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 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. Filling in the Gift Aid form sent to you by text after making a text donation.

  • 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).

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 you would like a receipt of all eligible donations that you have made in the last financial year, then please contact our Supporter Services Team on info@comicrelief.com.

You can withdraw your declaration at any time on our website. 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.

For further information about Gift Aid, please see the HM Revenue & Customs website or the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. 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 info@comicrelief.com.

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You can find our privacy notice here.

Working and volunteering for 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.

Thank you for your interest in offering your service as a call centre for Red Nose Day, unfortunately we’re currently not looking for any call centres to help with donations for Night of TV.