Comic Relief, working with Groundwork, aims to deliver long lasting community driven change while building the capacity of grassroots organisations, through its Community Fund. Two types of grants are available:
Capacity Building Grant (up to £500). To help develop your organisation.
Project Delivery Grant (up to £4000). To help deliver a 12 month project.
Eligible organisations must have an income of less than £250,000 and be constituted not for profit voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies). All projects must focus on delivering one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:
• Children Survive and 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 LGBTQIA+ 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.
Groundwork staff are available to support applications. For example, they can help local groups develop project ideas, understand local need, undertake stakeholder consultations and advise them on the grant application process. Support is also available to help successful applicants deliver their projects and connect groups into wider networks to support the sustainability of their activities.
For further information please Michelle Brodie on 0121 530 5515 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.