Comic Relief will deliver £1,713,000 of Ministry of Justice funding for specialist organisations in England and Wales that support survivors / victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are led ‘by, with and for’ communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBTQ+ communities.
- Applications between £5,000 to £70,000. They expect to make up to 25 investments.
- Funding is available for a maximum of six months. They are expecting payments to made to successful applicants at the end of September 2021 and all funds must spent by the end of March 2022.
- Be a registered charity, or have a clear social purpose and be able to demonstrate that any profit or assets are used for this social purpose.
- Have an annual income of between £75,0001 and £10 million.
- Not apply for more than 40% of organisational annual income.
- Comic Relief predominantly funds registered charities. They will ask for evidence of registration during the application process.
- They will always prioritise applications from organisations that are registered in the country where the work will take place. Applicants are welcome to include partners not registered in the country, but must be able to clearly demonstrate the added value of all partners included in the proposal.
- Other types of organisations
- They do also fund other types of organisations. In these instances, the governing documents of the organisation must clearly outline the organisation’s social purpose, demonstrate that any profit or assets are used for this social purpose, and show that an asset lock is in place. They will ask for a copy of your governing documents as part of your application.
- Organisations applying to work in India must be Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registered approval before they apply, as well as any partners they expect to work with.
- Private providers
- Where proposals include the engagement of private providers (e.g. as service providers or consultants) as part of a project to deliver specific objectives, applicant must demonstrate the use of a private provider is ultimately resulting in public good, rather than solely private profit for those private providers.
- For this fund, they have lowered the minimum annual income of eligible organisations to £75,000.
For more information, visit https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/ministry-justice-specialist-fund/