Comic Relief launches 100% plastic free red noses

Comic Relief launch their first ever 100% plastic-free, plant-based Red Nose which will launch early next year for Red Nose Day 2021.  The new Red Nose will be made from bagasse, a natural by-product of sugarcane, chosen for its widely celebrated sustainable qualities. The new Nose has taken over 18 months to develop, following extensive research and testing into suitable plastic-free alternative materials. In keeping with the environmentally friendly theme, the Noses will be available in 10 different characters representing the great outdoors for the public to collect, including a…

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Comic Relief delivers £3.4 million fund for BAME-led projects worst hit by Covid-19

Hundreds of small grass roots charitable projects across the UK are set to benefit from a new £3.4 million fund from Comic Relief, which aims to help vulnerable communities by supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) projects struggling to continue their services because of the pandemic. Recent worrying reports have highlighted the disproportionate health impact of Covid-19 on Black and Asian people across the UK. Many small grassroots projects who work directly with these communities are also facing financial crisis and closure due to the pandemic, according to findings…

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BBC charities to celebrate the UK’s community spirit and resilience with ‘The Big Night In’ on BBC One

The BBC is celebrating the acts of kindness, humour and the spirit of hope and resilience that is keeping the nation going during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic with a special night of programming for BBC One. The Big Night In will see the BBC’s biggest charitable partners, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief, coming together for the very first time for a special night of television. The live show, produced by BBC Studios Entertainment, will offer some light relief and entertainment, whilst celebrating and rewarding those going the extra…

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Comic Relief uses new recruitment platform Applied to help ensure inclusive and diverse recruitment

Comic Relief is using Applied, a platform that makes recruitment smarter, fairer and easier, as part of its strategic plan to ensure an inclusive and diverse application and selection process. Comic Relief, which has raised over £1.3 billion since 1985 to help eradicate poverty world-wide, began using Applied in January this year to help manage recruitment for both full time staff and short-term recruitment for its peaks of campaign activity such as Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. Applied’s use of sophisticated behavioural science methodologies will help to ensure that…

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief announce long-term partnership on Tech for Good

Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have renewed their commitment to supporting not for profit organisations who are using technology to deliver new ideas and make their services more effective, with funding totalling £2.4 million. After co-funding two rounds of Tech for Good in 2017 and 2018, we have once again joined forces to continue running the programme for another three years to 2021. The Tech for Good programme was developed in response to the emerging need for charities to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services.…

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