The Comic Relief COVID-19 Community Fund has been launched to support local grass roots organisations to respond to the needs of vulnerable individuals, families and communities during the current crisis and to recover from the impact it has had on their services.
Grants of up to £4,000 will be distributed quickly through a simplified application process and weekly grants panels, to grassroots organisations with an annual turnover under £250,000 and which include members with lived experience. Projects must provide community benefit under one of Comic Relief’s strategic themes:
They are particularly interested in receiving applications from charities who support BAME and LGBTQ communities.
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and the Fund will close for applications at the end of 2020, or earlier if all funds have been awarded.
Find out more here.