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EXPERT CHARITY ADVICE AND OPINIONS

Read the latest articles from our in-house experts on the topics that affect the charity sector.

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CHARITIES BLOG

Insight to help charities succeed

Our charities blog is a hub for finance, governance, funding, and fundraising insight to help your charity reach its goals.
 
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GIVING THOUGHT

The think-tank for doing good

Giving Thought is our think-tank. It’s where we discuss the key challenges facing civil society globally, explore how and why people give, and test radical new ideas that could shape the future of charity.

Our debates include charities and trust, artificial intelligence and new technologies, advocacy, rights and the science of giving.

Read our insight, blog posts, listen to our podcasts with sector leaders and philanthropists, and join us work towards a better future.
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PUBLIC AFFAIRS BLOG

A champion for charities

Keep up-to-date with our insight the latest charity sector developments, and get our take on what’s happening in the world of government and politics.

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RESEARCH BLOG

Independent insight

Our commentary on the research we carry out locally, nationally and globally to increase understanding of the charity sector and giving.

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VENTURESOME BLOG

Multiplying social impact for charities

Since 2002, we are one of the most active providers of impact-focused social investment in the UK.

Our blog features our views, opinion and news on CAF Venturesome’s activity and on the Social Investment sector as a whole.

 
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latest blog posts

  • 2 March 2020 

    Looking forward in 2020

    Our investment managers look forward at trends in social investment for 2020.

  • 17 February 2020 

    Launching our new Community Led Housing Fund

    We are delighted to announce that our new 5-year Community Led Housing Fund is now open for applications for finance at various stages of a community-housing project from pre-development finance (part loan / part grant) to standby facilities to raise community shares or act as a bridging loan to grant funding. 

  • 16 January 2020 

    Government must work with charities to achieve their five principles for technology

    Read our response to yesterday's speech by The Baroness Morgan of Cotes, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport who set out the five principles she sees as critically important to make the “digital revolution” work for everyone. We believe civil society is essential to achieve these aims and reveal how CAF’s own work supports them. 
  • 18 December 2019 

    A new government in place, what would charities like to see?

    The 12 December election brought in a newly invigorated Conservative government and has returned Boris Johnson to Downing Street. Here is a look at the Conservatives’ stated position on all things civil society and policy areas that CAF will be watching as the new government takes shape.

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