£700,000 Comic Relief Fund Supporting Communities to Rebuild 

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£700,000 Comic Relief Fund Supporting Communities to Rebuild 

22 Jul 2020

As we rebuild towards a “New Normal” the Community Foundation and Comic Relief are mindful of the many issues that need to be addressed along our recovery journey. Many people and communities have endured hardship, loss, grief, isolation, inequity and social injustice.


Our Comic Relief Community Support Programme opens today and offers grants between £5,000 and £20,000. Recognising and addressing injustices and inequalities that have been deepened by Covid19 and ensuring #No-oneLeftBehind. As we collectively contribute to developing a more caring, equitable and inclusive society that rebuilds, renews and brings hope for the future this programme encourages communities to #BuildBackBetter.  


Our Comic Relief Programme which is being delivered through a Grant plus process focuses on the below areas of support: 

Child Food Poverty

Child Digital Poverty

Gender-Based Domestic Violence

Taking Care of Returning Back to School

LGBTQ+ Community

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Responding to Loss and Grief

Racism – Supporting Structural Change

Racism – Community-Based Responses


We held a number of online information and application support workshops, these are now closed for registration however you can download the presentation with tops tips on the applications process here. 


The Comic Relief Community Support Programme – Top tips to help you with your application


If you have any questions regarding this fund please contact Michael Hughes on mhughes@communityfoundationni.org


Apply to the fund here.




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