Philanthropy at Comic Relief

Since our inception in 1985 we have raised over £1.3billion. We thank you and warmly invite you to carry on supporting us in our mission to create a Just World Free from Poverty. Your gift will make a huge impact on the lives of many people including those living with mental health conditions or vulnerable young people, those with no place to call home or women and girls who experience gender injustice.

We are grateful for your support, whether you decide to donate a philanthropic gift, fundraise through your professional or personal network, or lend us your time and expertise. We would be delighted to work with you, aligning our values and areas of interest to yours, to achieve the highest possible impact and create a positive change together.

Why become a partner with us

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We find synergies between your criteria, our funding needs and our shared values to develop long term sustainable partnerships that deliver clear outcomes.

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We deliver our social change strategy by supporting brilliant solutions, creative storytelling and sharing learning and knowledge throughout the sector.

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We value our relationship with philanthropists who invest in us and we invest time and expertise in developing our partnership.

How we thank you

No one can thank you better than the person or community you have supported, but here is what you can expect from us in recognition of your incredible generosity.

Depending on the level of giving, we are able to:

  • Provide proposals matching your areas of interest

  • Facilitate virtual project visits and introduce you to people working with the communities you support

  • Invite you to exclusive virtual thought leadership events

  • Introduce you to like-minded philanthropists that you can share your vision with and engage in match-funding opportunities

  • Provide support and advice from a designated member of the Philanthropy team

How we fund

Our Funding Strategy

Our vision is to create a just world free from poverty. We’re doing this by funding and investing in amazing organisations across the UK and around the world. You can learn more about our funding strategy and the issues we support here.

What your money does

See The Impact You Will Make

The support we receive through philanthropy partnerships is crucial to Comic Relief’s ability to make lasting positive change through our UK and international grants. See more information about what your money does here.