Capacity building grants up to £500 and Project Grants up to £4,000 for small grassroots groups and charities in England to help them develop their organisation or to deliver projects that fit with Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

  1. Children Survive & Thrive: projects that support children under the age of five to reach their potential and have the best start in life.
  2. Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that improve equality for women, girls and initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or exploitation due to their gender.
  3. A Safe Place to Be: projects that support people who are rebuilding their lives because of homelessness or forced migration.
  4. Mental Health Matters: projects that support good mental health in communities, improve access to support and tackle stigma and discrimination.

The funding is intended to strengthen local organisations 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.

To apply, applicants are required to complete an online Eligibility Quiz, where further information and guidance notes about the programme can also be found.

If eligible, applicants will be invited to complete an application form.


Grants up to £30,000 for registered charities in England and Wales supporting children and young people, older people, people with disabilities and healthcare.

Bristol based grant-maker the Kathleen Laurence Trust provides grants to registered charities in England and Wales. While it will consider all causes, the Trust has a particular interest in supporting projects that benefit:

  • Children and young people
  • Health
  • Older people
  • People with disabilities
  • Medical care (medical charities appear to be especially favoured).

Applications may be made at any time in writing addressed to:
Kathleen Laurence Trust
c/o Trustee Department
6th Floor
Trinity Quay 2
Avon Street

Tel: 03453 042424