What your money does
You can’t change the world without optimism. That’s why we believe that a just world, free from poverty is possible. And it’s why we’ll keep fighting until it’s a reality. When you donate to Comic Relief or Sport Relief, you’re supporting vulnerable people and communities in the UK and internationally.
What we have achieved so far and we are doing now
Over £1BN Raised and invested
Since 1985 we've raised and invested over £1,000,000,000. This has been used to tackle poverty and injustice all over the world.
90 Million Lives Improved
Since our first appeal over 20 years ago we've helped improve the lives of over 90m people across the world.
We fund local change-makers tackling poverty and injustice across 4 core issues.
OUR CORE ISSUES
Promoting Positive Mental Health
Mental Health has been a priority for Comic Relief’s funding in the UK for over ten years we have invested in therapeutic services, services for young people, campaigning and policy change work, anti-stigma and discrimination work and maternal mental health.
SINCE 2018 OVER 74,000 PEOPLE WERE SUPPORTED TO ACCESS QUALITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
both in the UK and in some of the world's poorest communities.
WHO YOU'RE HELPING
"You just get stronger and you have to go through it. I do have bad days, bad weeks but it never puts me down for too long. I've built resilience through it."
Helping children to survive and thrive
Every year, millions of children die before their fifth birthday, or grow up in poverty and neglect. So we're helping child after child survive and grow.
SINCE 2018 OVER A MILLION PEOPLE SUPPORTED TO ACCESS MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES IN AFRICA AND ASIA
A SAFE PLACE TO BE
1 in 5 people around the world don't have adequate shelter. Day by day, person by person we're working to ensure people have a safe place to call home.
SINCE 2018 WE'VE HELPED OVER 15,000 PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN THE UK
find safe accommodation and access local services.
WHO YOU'RE HELPING
"Living in a refugee camp is very hard for everything. It's not any special feeling. There is not enough place for painting, not good food. We are all the same here."
NO FEAR, VIOLENCE OR DISCRIMINATION
The idea that some of us are worth less because of our gender leads to real violence, abuse and discrimination. So we're working for a world with less judgement and fear where people can take control of their lives.
SINCE 2018 WE'VE HELPED 134,000 PEOPLE IN THE UK EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE
to access specialist services.
Since Comic Relief began we’ve provided 26,030 grants totalling £1,236,352,903. Here are the organisations and projects we currently fund that featured in films for Red Nose Day 2019.
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We invest in organisations across the globe who share our vision for change. Importantly, we believe that organisations closest to the problems are often best placed to deliver the solutions - so that’s where we focus.