Comic Relief Community Cash 2017 – CLOSED

Status:  Closed
Closing Date:  19/05/2017
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Once again we are distributing a £50,000 Comic Relief Community Cash fund to communities across Nottinghamshire.

Comic Relief Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in Nottinghamshire that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives.

Who is eligible to apply for a Comic Relief Community Cash grant?

Who can apply:

  • constituted voluntary and community groups
  • charities
  • social enterprises
  • co-operatives
  • community interest companies

Groups which have been established for less than 12 months, are eligible to apply

Groups eligible to apply for Comic relief Community Cash grants need to:

  • be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area
  • be a small local group with an income of less than £100,000 run by local people
  • have limited access to other sources of income
  • clearly define the need you are addressing
  • clearly demonstrate the benefit of your activities to disadvantaged people
  • illustrate how you aim to deliver social outcomes
  • provide clear evidence that the services provided are inclusive to all
  • provide clear evidence that the activities provided will target people who would ordinarily struggle to access those opportunities

Examples of the type of activities we will fund (this is an example but not a definitive list):

  • Foodbanks
  • Counselling and advice services
  • Disability sports clubs / activities
  • Training, skill building and volunteering projects
  • Community groups and set up costs for new groups
  • Support groups

Community Cash grants cannot be use to fund:

  • to fund trips abroad
  • to fund buses, mini buses or other community transport schemes (not including transport costs forming part of a project)
  • to fund building costs, including access adaptations to buildings

Grants will not be awarded to:

  • Organisations who are in receipt of a grant directly from Comic Relief (excluding the Community Cash programme)
  • Individuals
  • Statutory organisations, including schools
  • National organisations, unless the application is submitted by a local office with a separate management committee, bank account and governing documents

Please click here to see the full details of the Comic Relief Community Cash 2016 grant criteria.

When can you apply?

We are open for applications from 24th March 2017.  The closing date has been extended to 19th May 2017.

How to apply?

If you would like to apply for a Comic Relief Community Cash Grant, click here for the online application form 

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Please Note:  Applications will not be submitted to the panel, if all accompanying documentation has not been received by the closing date.  NCF are happy to accept and prefer electronic documents.

For more information please contact The Grants Team on 01623 620202 or email