Comic Relief is currently in the final stages of a strategic review. We aim to launch our new five-year organisational strategy by the end of 2022 which will focus on improved ways of funding and new programme areas.
Please check back in early 2023 for news about the strategy and any funding opportunities.
The Smiles Fund
By Walkers and Comic Relief
This funding opportunity is now closed to applications. The Smiles Fund will support early intervention and community-based approaches which use participation in the arts and comedy to have a positive effect on people’s mental wellbeing.
Ministry of Justice Specialist Fund
This funding opportunity is now closed to applications. The Ministry of Justice Specialist Fund is investing in domestic abuse and sexual violence organisations across England and Wales that are led ‘by/with and for’ communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBTQ+ communities.
Tech for Good 2021: Build
This initiative is now closed to applications. Tech for Good: Build is giving organisations the chance to explore new approaches to improve people’s lives, alongside access to technical support from experts and advisors.
This initiative is now closed to applications. Change Makers is supporting innovative solutions to problems affecting vulnerable people that have been overlooked or under-resourced at a local, regional and national level.
SUPPORTING & SUSTAINING SPECIALISM
This initiative is now closed to applications. The Supporting & Sustaining Specialism fund is investing in projects to end Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) led by and for Black and minoritised women.
Levelling the Field
This initiative is now closed to applications. Levelling the Field is investing in organisations working to empower women and girls across Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia.
Building on our promise to stand by the sector, we commit to being a more open and trusting funder by distributing investments in a way that reflects the realities facing our funded partners, and managing our relationships in a way that reflects our confidence in, and respect for, the organisations we fund.