What your money does
Thanks to your donations, Comic Relief continues to make a difference to the lives of millions of people across the UK and around the world.
We believe that a just world, free from poverty, is possible, and that those closest to the issues have the best solutions. So we partner with amazing projects and organisations that are working to tackle four of the biggest challenges society faces today, which you can read about below.
In each of these areas, the Covid-19 pandemic has made people’s lives even harder, so your support is as important as ever. Thank you.
SINCE COMIC RELIEF BEGAN...
We have helped to support 105.6 million people across the UK and around the world.
That's 14.3 million people across the UK and 91.3 million people internationally.
SINCE LAST RED NOSE DAY IN 2019...
We have helped to support 19.1 million people across the UK and around the world.
That's 767,000 people across the UK and 18.1 million people internationally.
Comic Relief and Children in Need’s The Big Night In raised a huge £74,026,927 including match-funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
The money raised has been committed to organisations closest to the issues, including those supporting older people, women facing rising levels of domestic abuse and communities experiencing racial inequality who are disproportionately affected by coronavirus. Organisations supporting frontline workers also received funds.
What we stand for
Improving Mental Health
Every year, 450 million people worldwide experience mental health problems. We're tackling mental health stigma – as well as making sure people get the support when they need it most.
A SAFE PLACE FOR EVERYONE
Having a safe place to call home is a fundamental right of every person on the planet. But around the world, a shocking 1 in 5 people don't have the shelter they need. We're working to put that right.
A WORLD WHERE CHILDREN SURVIVE AND THRIVE
Every year millions of children still die before their 5th birthday, or grow up in poverty and neglect. Great progress is being made – but it's not happening fast enough and with your help we can accelerate change.
FREEDOM FROM FEAR, VIOLENCE OR DISCRIMINATION
The idea that some of us are worth less because of our gender leads to real violence which costs lives. We work with organisations right on the frontline to help people speak out and seek help so they can escape fear, violence and discrimination.
Since last Red Nose Day IN 2019
MORE THAN 28,000 PEOPLE WERE SUPPORTED TO ACCESS QUALITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, both in the UK and in some of the world's poorest communities.
More than 3,500,000 people have benefited from increased access to, or awareness of improved maternal, neonatal and child health services in Africa and Asia.
WE'VE HELPED MORE THAN 27,000 PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS ACCESS SAFE ACCOMMODATION AND SPECIALIST SUPPORT.
WE'VE HELPED MORE THAN 53,000 PEOPLE IN THE UK EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE TO ACCESS SPECIALIST SERVICES.
Donate today and make a massive impact to the lives of people in the UK and worldwide.