Comic Relief

Comic Relief is a charity which is well-known for its Red Nose Day and Sport Relief fundraising campaigns, a yearly TV extravaganza watched by millions of people across the UK. 
Working with comic relief

In total, UK Community Foundations has managed £37,800,000 in grants for Comic Relief since 2009. Our programmes with Comic Relief have included:

  • Comic Relief Large Grants
  • Core Strength Local Communities Grants
  • Community Cash

Core Strength Local Communities Grants

UK Community Foundations is supporting Comic Relief to deliver a £2 million investment into supporting small community led organisations across the UK.

The Core Strength Local Communities Grants programme provides funding for essential core running costs for grassroots organisations, that are often the first and sometimes only point of support for individuals and communities trying to make a difference in their lives. The initiative will sit under the Comic Relief programme of Building Stronger Communities – supporting groups who work to make their communities more connected, empowered and productive.

Grants between £1,000 and £10,000 for up to 12 months are available to small local community organisations with an annual income of up to £100,000.

Are you a small community led organisation in need of funding for core running costs?

Application windows will open at different times across the UK, between August 2017 until July 2018. Please contact your local Community Foundation to find out more information.

Find your nearest Community Foundation.

FareShare Leicester

Millions of people across the UK go hungry because they simply can’t afford to put food on the table. In recent years, living costs have increased – making it harder for those living under the poverty line to feed themselves and their families.

School holidays are a particularly difficult time for those struggling with food poverty. Without free school meals and the challenge of increased childcare costs, families turn to food banks.

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation provided FareShare Leicester with a grant of £5,000. This funded a holiday hunger project tackling food poverty. The grant helped pay for the food and delivery costs, allowing meals to be provided to families during the summer holidays.

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