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Comic Relief Community Fund- Capacity Building Grant

Capacity Building grants of up to £1,000 are available.

Applications will be considered from grassroots community organisations and charities with an income of less than £250,000. Organisations should be based in and deliver services in a local area and have local people involved in the running of the organisation.

Examples of capacity building grants:

  • A project to increase the capacity of the organisation through increasing volunteering, including the development of a volunteer strategy, volunteer policy, recruitment and training of volunteers.
  • Training for trustees and senior management, to ensure good governance is in place, and organisation has capacity and capability to manage new projects.
  • Support to help your organisation rebuild after the C0VID-19 crisis such as exploring how you can raise funds, develop new policies and procedures and train your staff and volunteers to enable new ways of working.
  • Developing an organisation website and/or social media channels to enable an organisation to communicate more effectively with its beneficiaries or the purchase of new equipment/ licences to enable you to deliver some of your services online.
  • Developing social value processes to better record impact of work
  • Project to increase the diversity of trustees, encouraging more lived in experience members.
  • Engaging with service users, clients and the community to develop models of delivery and understand their needs both during and after the crisis.

Capacity building grants do not require match funding and are available as a rolling programme with decisions made within 6 weeks of the application. Funding should be spent within 6 months of receiving the award.