Comic Relief celebrates inspiring fundraisers with the return of The Nosey Awards 2024

12th February 2024

  • Calling all schools, pupils, teachers, and parents – The Nosey Awards are back, and nominations are open!

  • This year’s Nosey Awards include two categories specifically for schools and children: The Class Act and The Rising Star

  • New for 2024, The Lenny Award, honours the charity’s co-founder and Honorary Life President, Sir Lenny Henry, championing those who go above and beyond for Comic Relief

  • To be in with your chance to win, make sure all entries are submitted by noon on Sunday 31 March

  • For more information and to nominate yourself, your teachers, your school or your class, visit

Monday 12th February: Move over Oscars, step aside Grammys, it’s time for Comic Relief’s The Nosey Awards 2024, celebrating the fantastic schools, groups and individuals that raise life-changing amounts of money for Red Nose Day!

From bake sales and dress up days to sitting in baths of baked beans or even taking on endurance challenges there are many weird and wonderful things people do to help raise money for Red Nose Day. To celebrate those who go the extra mile, Comic Relief is bringing back The Nosey Awards for 2024, with five awards up for grabs. Entries are now open!

The Nosey Awards 2024 categories are:

The Lenny – New for 2024: The Lenny has been established in honour of Comic Relief’s founding member Sir Lenny Henry. It celebrates those incredible people who go the extra mile and lead the charge with endless enthusiasm. Entries for this category are open to everyone, the total raised is not important, it’s all about going above and beyond for Comic Relief!

The Class Act - Whether you’re doing it alone, in a class or maybe even the whole school, we’d love to hear your A-star story.

The Rising Star – This special Nosey is for outstanding under-18s, we want to hear about our youngest fundraisers and the incredible efforts they’re doing to help change lives.

Solo Superstar – This award is for those wonderful fundraisers who go it alone, the people who take on an epic solo challenge to change the world for the better.

Dream Team – Whether you’re work mates, family, friends or neighbours, if you got together to do something great, nominate yourselves for this very special Nosey!

Entries for the Lenny close at 5pm on Thursday 22 February. Nominations for all other Nosey’s close at noon on Sunday 31 March. Make sure to submit your entries before time runs out!

You can nominate yourself or someone else you believe deserves to be recognised. If you fit in to more than one category, not to worry, you can enter more than once, the only condition is that you or the person/group you are nominating, fundraised for Red Nose Day between 2021-2024.

Nominations will be evaluated by a panel of very special judges as well as the Red Nose Day team. Judges will look at how entrants represent their category, as well as how imaginative, creative, inclusive and enthusiastic the fundraising activity has been.

Samir Patel, CEO of Comic Relief said: “Schools have been at the very heart of Red Nose Day since the very first campaign in 1988 and every year we are blown away not only by the tremendous amounts of money they raise but also by their creativity and the joy and laughter they bring to their fantastic fundraising efforts.

That is why this year, we’re excited to be honouring people’s fabulous fundraising achievements in The Nosey Awards, with two special awards for schools and young people. Whether you’ve baked a mouth-watering lemon drizzle cake, attempted a class sponsored silence, or abseiled down a mountain, we’d love to hear from you. Without your wonderful efforts Red Nose Day wouldn’t exist, so take some time to celebrate your achievements and enter The Nosey Awards 2024!"

To nominate yourself, your students, your peers, or your school, please go to Good luck!



Comic Relief Press Team

020 7820 2500


About Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day is back on Friday 15 March 2024!

It’s that time of year when incredible cake-bakers, joke-makers, telly-watchers, t shirt-wearers, Red Nose-buyers and laugh-til-you-cryers, do something to fight poverty through humour and fun, for communities here in the UK and around the world.

We know that when people come together, great things can happen. So, this March, Comic Relief is uniting the nation to Do Something Funny for Money. The money raised could help put food on plates and roofs over heads, keep little ones safe and help support families affected by conflict and climate change. Having a laugh can make a serious difference.

There are lots of ways to take part in Red Nose Day. To find out more, visit or follow @comicrelief on social media.

Red Nose Day is an initiative of Comic Relief.

About Comic Relief

Comic Relief is a UK charity that uses the power of entertainment and popular culture to work towards a vision of a just world free from poverty. We raise money to support organisations that are closest to the communities who can make change happen. We support work that will tackle the impact of poverty, injustice, conflict, and climate change in the UK and around the world.

Since launching in 1985, we have raised over £1.5 billion thanks to the huge generosity and kindness of the public and our partners. For more information on our work, visit in new window) or follow @comicrelief on X(opens in new window) (formerly Twitter), Facebook(opens in new window), Instagram(opens in new window), LinkedIn(opens in new window) and TikTok(opens in new window) for the latest content and news.

Comic Relief is the operating name of Charity Projects, registered charity in England & Wales (326568) and Scotland (SC039730).