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 of £5,000 and above, 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.

We need your support more than ever

The coronavirus crisis has affected us all. Whilst we are all in this together, sadly, it is the most vulnerable in our communities who have been hit hardest by this crisis. For people reliant on services that keep them safe from harm, mentally healthy and with access to food, warmth and shelter; the physical and social isolation that is necessary to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, puts them even more at risk.

This includes vulnerable children and young people, people who are homeless or living in poverty, women and families at risk of domestic abuse, and those struggling with mental health concerns, across the UK. We also know that people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are disproportionately being impacted by this crisis.

The money raised through our coronavirus appeal will support a variety of charities and projects in the UK so they can continue to provide frontline, essential support to people who need it through this crisis.