Record Details

NGOComic Relief (Charity Projects)
AddressComic Relief, 5th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP
Telephone020 7820 5555
Emailred@comicrelief.org.uk
Websitewww.comicrelief.com
Background InformationComic Relief is a high-profile fundraising and grant-making body, famed for its biannual Red Nose Day telethons, and associated with British comedians such as Lenny Henry and Billy Connolly. Funds raised go to projects in the UK and Africa. During the 2005-2008 funding cycle, funding priorities in the UK are young people, older people, mental health, refugees & asylum seekers, domestic violence, and disadvantaged communities. Funding priorities in Africa include HIV/AIDS, women and girls, victims of conflict, slums, and international trade. Funding is also available for work with street children in the developing world. In addition, the Sport Relief scheme, run with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), raises money for youth and recreation work. Comic Relief and Sport Relief are working names of Charity Projects. The charity (no. 326568) was established against the backdrop of the African famine of the mid-1980s. Sources: www.comicrelief.com; www.charity-commission.gov.uk
Year Created1984
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesComic Relief and Sport Relief are working names of Charity Projects.
Related OrganisationsBritish Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
KeywordsChildren and young people; Ethnicity and race; Family life; Gender; HIV/AIDS; Housing and homelessness; Ill-Health, medicine, counselling and rehabilitation; International development and humanitarian aid; Legal affairs, the justice system and crime; Media & telecommunications; Migration, immigration and population; Older people; Poverty and social exclusion (UK); Recreation & sport; Violence and abuse (individuals); War, conflict and pacifism.
CollectionsThis organisation was contacted by DANGO and to date we have received no reply.
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