This grants programme is responding to the growing need of small locally led groups to cover their day to day costs. The aim is to provide funding for groups’ core costs - meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs. We know securing core funding can be tough and want to use this programme to help support those doing much needed work in their local communities.

People living in areas of disadvantage or who face social issues often get vital support from smaller local groups based within their communities. It is these locally based groups that truly understand the needs of the people they serve and make a huge difference to their lives.

Comic Relief recognise the importance of local community organisations and the pivotal role they play across the UK. That is why they have developed this exciting programme to fund organisational costs only and NOT direct project delivery. This funding will help ensure organisations continue to sustain themselves and support their local communities.

How much can you apply for

You can apply for a grant of between £1,000 to £5,000

Application submission deadlines

This grants programme is now open and will close on the 30 May 2018 (Decision notification in late July 2018). Applications to be submitted by 12pm.

How to apply

Please ensure your group satisfies all of the criteria and conditions outlined within the Grant Guidelines (download below). Apply online using the link below. 

Grant Guidelines

Apply online