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Data for financial year ending 31 July 2018

Charity Projects

  • Income

    £65.1M

  • Spending

    £65.7M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 326568 Company no. 1806414

Contact details

Public address

  • 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP

Aims & activities

The principal activities of Comic Relief, the operating name of the charity, are to raise funds and awareness, and to distribute money in the form of grants and social investments for specific charitable purposes, in support of our vision of a just world free from poverty and our mission of driving change through the power of entertainment.

What the charity does

  • General charitable purposes
  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • Overseas aid/famine relief

Who the charity helps

  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • Other defined groups

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Other charitable activities

Income and Endowments:

£65.1M

* £15.6M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£65.7M

Assets and liabilities

  • £624.0K Own use assets
  • £130.4M Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £95.0M Other assets
  • £94.1M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public
Works with commercial participants
with an agreement in place

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

101%
73%
0%

Charitable objects

A) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY; B) THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION BY MEANS OF THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE ARTS FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT; C) THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATIONS IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE PROVIDED THAT SUCH FACILITIES ARE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT; AND D) THE PROMOTION OF ANY OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 5 APRIL 1984 AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS DATED 18 JANUARY 1990, 19 APRIL 1990, 2 DECEMBER 1992, 10 JUNE 2004, 24 APRIL 2008, AND 5 AUGUST 2009. ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION ADOPTED 26 JANUARY 2011. AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 27/05/2015 as amended on 17 Sep 2019

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Comic Relief
Sport Relief

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 13 Trustees
  • 240 Employees
  • 30 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Timothy Davie (Chair) None on record
Charlotte Moar None on record
Tessy Ojo City Praise Centre Up-to-date
City Praise Centre Cio Up-to-date
Generation Change Up-to-date
Tristia Clarke None on record
Jacqueline Onalo Community Development Initiatives Up-to-date
Suzi Aplin None on record
Saul Charles Klein None on record
Tom Shropshire Prostate Cancer Uk Up-to-date
Dr Sue Black None on record
Rupert Oliver Henry Morley None on record
Matt Hyde None on record
Jenny Hodgson None on record
Gautam Raju None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland