|Comic Relief Funding Initiatives
Comic Relief currently has several funding streams open. The most recently launched is their Tackling Violence against Women and Girls initiative. This funding stream will make grants of £60,000 – £120,000 over 1-3 years towards projects that tackle violence against women with multiple and complex needs.
Applications should be able to demonstrate how they will address at least one (but preferably more than one) of the fund’s aims:
- Enable organisations to better support women and girls within the target groups.
- Showcase how women and girls’ lived experience can inform the design and delivery of services, practice and policy.
- Provide opportunities for projects to try out new ways and models of working, for example by acting earlier, building community assets or using digital approaches.
- Enable cross sector partnerships to work together to provide high quality support.
- Support approaches that can provide learning for other organisations and stakeholders across the sector.
- Improve access to support for women and girls with complex needs in less well-served communities, such as BAMER, older women, LBTI, disabled women
Comic Relief plans to make around 40 grants through this scheme, which has a deadline of midday on 2nd July.
Other open funding initiatives include the London Together Fund, seeking projects within London which will use sport to effect social change; Safe, Secure, Settled, which will fund projects in the UK, India, South Africa, Brazil or Kenya to support young people into independent living; and their Local Communities Core Strength programme, run in partnership with local Community Foundations.
For more information on Comic Relief’s funding options, and to apply, visit their website.