New £3 Million Fund to be Launched to Support Grassroots Community-Led Organisations – 8th January 2019 (England)

Intermediary funders with experience of grant making are being invited to apply to a new 3 million fund to make support and make grants to community-led organisations (with an annual income of less than £250,000) within England. The funding is being made available through Comic Relief who are looking to work with one partner to support grassroots organisations in order to bring about lasting social change.

Comic Relief are inviting proposals from intermediary funders to help invest across all four of their strategic themes:

  • Children Survive & Thrive
  • Fighting for Gender Justice
  • A Safe Place to Be
  • Global Mental Health Matters

Applicants should have a strong track record with previous experience of grant making and be able to demonstrate their capacity to deliver this kind of work at scale. The Intermediary Funder should have an in-depth understanding of the context and specific needs across England and be able to manage their grantees across a broad geographical range, reaching both rural and urban communities.

Comic Relief will consider organisations working in partnership to deliver this programme if they can evidence how that partnership would benefit the delivery and outcomes. One organisation will need to be identified as the lead organisation.

The closing date is midday on the 8th January 2019.

Useful Links:

Eligibility Checker

Application Guidance

Application Process

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