Comic Relief defines Sport for Change as bringing about positive social change for individuals and communities through the intentional use of sport and physical activity.
Comic Relief has been funding Sport for Change projects since 2002, and as of March 2018 we have funded almost 400 projects in the UK and internationally using Sport for Change, to the sum of over £55 million. These projects tackle a wide range of issues, from increasing community cohesion to addressing issues affecting women and girls, using a variety of sports, including skateboarding, surfing, football, martial arts and boxing. Comic Relief funds pilots for new and innovative work, as well as the continued development of projects that have demonstrated their impact. We also fund campaign and advocacy work and research projects.
Comic Relief’s Sport for Change work is focused on the following three areas:
For more information on Comic Relief’s approach to Sport for Change, you can read our booklet.