The Comic Relief Community Fund (England), administrated by Groundwork, is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000.
There are two types of grants available to organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:
- Children Survive & Thrive: projects that support children under the age of 5 to reach their potential and have the best start in life.
- Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that improve equality for women, girls and the LBTQI+ community and initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or exploitation due to their gender.
- A Safe Place to Be: projects that support people who are rebuilding their lives because of homelessness or forced migration.
- Mental Health Matters: projects that support good mental health in communities, improve access to support and tackle stigma and discrimination.
The funding aims to strengthen local organisations by helping them with skills and advice to drive community projects forward, as well as providing the necessary funding and support that groups need to kick-start new initiatives.
Funding is available through two strands:
Capacity Building Grants (up to £500)
These grants will support a wide range of activities, from developing better organisational governance, policies and procedures to increasing understanding of beneficiary needs, to increasing organisational delivery capacity.
Project Delivery Grant (up to £4,000)
These grants will support grassroots organisations to deliver projects that address Comic Relief’s four strategic themes (as listed above). Projects should be able to clearly show, the local need for the project, robust planning, and legacy.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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