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The Red Nose Day Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund.

For the fourth year in a row, Comic Relief has backed the Dispossessed Fund with a £1 million cash injection.

Kevin Cahill, CEO of Comic Relief, said: “The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund does an absolutely critical job in helping the most marginalized communities in London and we are proud to be once again be giving £1 million to support it. It is thanks to the generosity of your readers that we can help some of the poorest people across the UK and Africa. It has been brilliant to see the creative efforts of your readers making their hair funny for money in support of Red Nose Day. The work done by the Dispossessed Fund in tackling social exclusion continues to set the standard and is a huge asset to the capital.”

Grants Programme

Grants of £5,000 to £20,000 are available to charitable groups tackling poverty and inequality across the capital.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, charities must have an income of less than £250,000 per annum, have been active in their local area for at least 12 months, and be working to lift people out of poverty in one of the following areas: tackling educational disadvantage; getting people into work; fighting gangs, knife and gun crime; improving mental and physical health, or addressing other manifestations of poverty such as homelessness, pensioner poverty or the working poor.

For further information and to access the application portal and Fund Guidelines, click here.

The deadline for applications is 5pm 8th May.