Sport for change


We believe sport and physical activity has the power to bring about positive social change for individuals and communities.

Comic Relief has been funding Sport for Change projects since 2002, and we have funded almost 400 projects in the UK and internationally using Sport for Change, to the sum of over £55 million.

Our Sport for Change work is focused on three areas: 

  • Using sport to bring about positive social change across Comic Relief’s four key issue areas

  • Growing the sport for change space by advocating for the power of sport, supporting funded organisations to demonstrate their impact, and working with organisations who are new to using sport in their approach.

  • Working with strategic partners to develop and deliver Sport for Change programmes.

A guide to applying for Sport for Change funding

We have a useful guide(opens in new window) to applying for Sport for Change funding. It includes information about what makes a good project and a handy checklist for things you need to think about before applying for a grant – recommended reading!

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