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.

  • 21 June 2017 

    The Queen's Speech and the new Parliament - our round-up

    We take a look at what's in the Queen's Speech, what opportunities it will give to charities, and what appointments have been made in government.
  • 20 June 2017 

    Strong and Stable for the Many, Not the Few

    Ahead of the Queen's Speech, CAF has published a paper setting out the areas where government should work with charities, and look to harness the unique contribution that they make to build a stronger society.
  • 12 June 2017 

    New MPs and their charity links

    We've taken a look at the list of new intake MPs and their links to charities.
  • 9 June 2017 

    General Election 2017; CAF's Reaction and Insight

    The general election campaign is now over, the votes have been counted, and everyone is trying to work out what it all means. Here we explore what we’ve learned so far.

  • 8 June 2017 

    Six reasons to vote today

    As the UK heads to the polls to vote in the general election, we've put together six reasons to vote.
  • 7 June 2017 

    Civic Engagement - for life, not just elections

    As the election campaign draws to a close, we explore what's been said about charities, and how they can help people generate change in the period before the next election.
  • 6 June 2017 

    Integration is a job for all, including charities

    In the wake of last week’s London Bridge attack, many political commentators have been talking about the importance of uniting as a nation against such evil. Here CAF explores what people have been saying, and outlines the important role that charities can play in bringing our communities back together. 

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