Walkers and Comic Relief: Smiles Fund


Funding is intended to support early intervention and community-based approaches which use participation in the arts and comedy to:

  • Promote positive outcomes for mental wellbeing.
  • Promote positive social connections.
  • Help to build resilience to tackle life’s everyday challenges.

Grants of £100,000 to £300,000 are available. The funders expect to award between 8 and 12 grants.

Priority will be given to projects working with people facing:

  • Discrimination and disadvantage.
  • Prolonged uncertainty and unemployment.
  • Emerging mental wellbeing challenges.
  • Loss and isolation.

Click here for the Comic Relief website.