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  • 8 March 2023 

    Supporting women in social enterprise

    The theme for International Women's Day in 2023 is Embrace Equity. This theme is particularly important at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and is the focus of our Social Business Impact Programme which provides blended finance and business support to social businesses led by women of colour based in London.
  • 15 February 2023 

    Can we do better for donors who want to give to good causes abroad?

    The series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has brought a lot of suffering to people living in the region, many of whom were already devastated by years of conflict in Syria. CAF is supporting the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid. 
  • 7 February 2023 

    Key challenges and opportunities facing the charity sector

    Like many organisations across the country, CAF is considering how the cost-of-living crisis is affecting the environment we operate in, and the impacts of a potential recession. Civil society in the UK is vast and includes a myriad of organisations and groups but there are common challenges and themes.

  • 30 January 2023 

    How can charities effectively manage properties to further their mission?

    Leading property advice charity, the Ethical Property Foundation, has launched the Weston Property Manual. This free-to-use resource is divided into twelve sections, covering topics such as trustees roles and responsibilities, planning your project delivery, and everyday property management issues such as energy use and conservation.

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