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SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON CHARITIES

We work to create a positive climate for charities to operate in and raise awareness of the impact that they make.
 
This blog features our take on what’s going on in the world of charities, ranging from the latest in legislation to what emerging trends and themes across society mean for the future of the sector. Keep up-to-date as we unpick the political, social and news environment and what it all means for charities.

  • 22 October 2021 

    Place-based Giving has enhanced local resilience

    Place-Based Giving (PBG) has gained some prominence as a topic in recent years and PBG schemes saw a proliferation across the UK before the pandemic. 
  • 22 September 2021 

    Cross-border compassion and collaboration will increase

    Millions have been donated by people across the globe to help communities impacted by regional disasters and Covid-19. Cross-border compassion and collaboration driven by individual supporters have reached unprecedented levels. But civil society needs a strong and reliable framework to help facilitating it.
  • 14 September 2021 

    Why charities and funders should invest in resilience

    These days the idea of resilience is being mentioned more frequently - resilience of individuals to cope with pressure, resilience of systems to absorb shocks, and resilience of local communities to deal with external pressures. The pandemic exposed many charities to additional pressures and led to another increase in demand for services. Not only did the pandemic challenge resilience but it raised its importance and place it at the forefront of many charity leaders' minds.
  • 9 August 2021 

    Civic space is suffering globally – but we can change that picture

    Each year CIVICUS publishes the State of Civil Society report - a widely recognised stock taking of the ‘health’ of civil society globally. The 10th edition is looking at the impact of the pandemic and highlights key trends over the past decade.
  • 29 July 2021 

    Charities and volunteers aid the way to Olympic glory

    As we cheer on the Tokyo 2020 athletes , it is worth remembering that often charities and volunteers have helped our sporting heroes on their journey to Olympic gold.

  • 29 July 2021 

    Levelling Up - CAF's View

    CAF explores how the Government's "Levelling Up" agenda will affect Civil Society and outlines the CAF position on the topic. 
  • 22 July 2021 

    Gold-standard philanthropy

    Olympic athletes will become famous for their performance. But many of them are also noticeable for their charitable activities beyond their sport.

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