Safe Place to Be fund

15th August 2018

Comic Relief’s newest funding opportunity offers grants of £150,000 – £300,000 to organisations working to prevent long-term homelessness and shelter insecurity in the UK, India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria.

This funding opportunity focuses on these particular countries as they have high levels of poverty, inequality and rising numbers of people who are homeless or living in insecure shelter with some track record of Government support and infrastructure to tackle these issues.

Comic Relief is interested in work that:

  • Uses a rights-based approach.
  • Uses a participatory approach; valuing the experience and insights from people directly affected by homelessness and shelter insecurity, at all stages of the project.
  • Recognises the complexity of people’s needs; the effects of trauma, uncertainty, violence and abuse; and works in partnership to meet these needs.
  • Contributes to a movement for change, translating the learning from communities into effective advocacy, collective action and influence.

The deadline for first stage applications is 1st October 2018.

Shortlisted applications will be given 5/6 weeks to submit a full proposal and the deadline will be 10th December 2018.


For more information and to apply please visit the Comic Relief website – here.

If you have any questions on your proposal please email