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 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 18.3 million people internationally.
2020 and the pandemic
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.
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 OR AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS ACCESS SAFE ACCOMMODATION AND SPECIALIST SUPPORT.
WE'VE HELPED MORE THAN 53,000 PEOPLE IN THE UK EXPERIENCING OR AT RISK OF DOMESTIC ABUSE TO ACCESS SPECIALIST SERVICES.
The Work We Support
The People we Fund Cards
Meet Richie and Courtney
In Edinburgh, Richie and Courtney are helping people affected by homeless and addiction to get back on their feet.
Seeing the struggles of single mums in her community, Tracey set up Guiding Hands. She’s been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure that no family goes without food.
Renee and Norman spent twenty happy years together. But when Norman fell ill, and sadly passed away, Renee needed some more support. The British Red Cross makes sure Renee isn’t left on her own.
When the pandemic hit India, it devastated Anjali’s family’s income, education, and wellbeing. Now she’s supporting her community through the crisis.
She’s just joined a course near her home on the coast of Kenya – and it could change her family’s life.
The fact that Arlo was born profoundly deaf has never stopped him. With support from The Elizabeth Foundation, Arlo has grown into a bright and confident communicator, bravely taking on his first year at mainstream school.
After discovering that she was HIV positive while pregnant with her first child, Velna knows how scary this can be. With the help of mothers2mothers, she now uses her own experiences to support other mums.