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Fund title: Comic Relief Community Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants to support small community organisations to build their capacity and respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Activities should address one of the Comic Relief strategic themes: supporting children under 5; tackling gender inequality; helping homeless people and migrants; supporting good mental health.

Application deadline:

The Capacity Building Fund will close on 19 April 2021

Fund description:

Comic Relief and Groundwork are working in partnership to offer grants to support community organisations across England.

The Comic Relief Community Fund will invest in grassroots community-led organisations to bring about lasting change and legacy for local people. The fund has four main objectives and will support community-led organisations working to tackle Comic Relief’s four core themes:

Children Survive & Thrive: supporting children under the age of 5 to grow, play and learn in safe environments with people who love and care for them
Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that champion women and girls, including initiatives that help people affected by domestic violence, abuse or exploitation
A Safe Place to Be: projects that tackle homelessness and support people who are rebuilding their lives because of homelessness or forced migration
Mental Health Matters: projects that support good mental health in communities and tackle stigma and discrimination

The scheme will continue to offer Capacity Building Grants until 19th April 2021:

Capacity Building Grants – up to £1,000 to support small community organisations to become stronger and more robust and to improve their ability to deliver, both during and after the COVID-19 crisis

Grassroots community organisations and charities with an income of less than £250,000 per year can apply.

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