Department for International Development

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Since 2009, Comic Relief has worked with the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) by jointly funding projects that support health, education, urban slums, enterprise and women and girls throughout Africa.  DFID is also co-funding Comic Relief’s Common Ground Initiative which is investing in small and African Diaspora organisations based in the UK who are supporting some of the poorest and most disadvantaged communities across Africa create real and sustainable change.

DFID’s partnership with Comic Relief has seen far-reaching impact over the range of initiatives that have been jointly funded. 

With funds raised through Red Nose Day 2013, Comic Relief has partnered with DFID to deliver the Maanda initiative to improve the opportunities and well-being of over half a million women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa. This is being done by supporting a diverse range of partner organisations to deliver effective projects across the areas of health, education, economic opportunities, women’s leadership and tackling violence against women and girls.

Red Nose Day 2015 saw Comic Relief and DFID partner to deliver the ‘All in, All Learning!’ initiative which is supporting thousands of the poorest and most disadvantaged children achieve a quality education, while building stronger and more inclusive education systems in sub-Saharan Africa.

Thanks to the generosity of the British public, Comic Relief and DFID are supporting organisations working with incredible individuals and their communities to tackle the greatest challenges facing the world.

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