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We are champions for charity and campaign to build a better world.  We influence policy makers in the UK and around the world to encourage people to give. Working with charities, businesses, donors and governments we use our knowledge and experience to build a stronger society.

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Place-based giving

Philanthropy can transform communities around the UK. How can we better understand and tackle the challenges facing our communities?

Can we build a culture of giving in towns and cities?

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Giving Tuesday is a global campaign asking people to give their time, money and voice to charity. We run the UK's Giving Tuesday campaign.

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With as many as 2.4 billion people set to join the world’s middle classes by 2030 we want to transform their communities through giving.

How can we create a thriving global civil society?

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Learn how technology from Artificial Intelligence to Blockchain will transform charities and become a huge force for good.

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influencing government

We work with governments and all those who are interested in charities to encourage giving, and help charities and social enterprises to flourish. We champion the contribution that charities, donors and volunteers make to society.  We are:

  • Informing and influencing the Government’s Civil Society Strategy 
  • Creating a positive environment for charities
  • Working with other charities and their supporters to shape the future of giving
  • Ensuring that metro mayors and regional government promote place-based giving

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Our research gives us unique insight into charitable giving.  We provide free research and analysis that helps to inform charities, companies, donors, policy-makers, researchers and journalists.  Our unique UK Giving research and CAF World Giving Index are among the most influential pieces of charity research published annually. For this, and our full suite of research, visit the CAF Research Hub.

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Read our insights into giving and our thoughts on how developments in society and technology can open up new opportunities for doing good.

Our think-tank, Giving Thought, is where we consider the key challenges facing civil society, explore how and why people and companies give, and test radical new ideas that could shape the future of charity.  Our Public Affairs blog will keep you up to date with our views.

  • 5 September 2019 

    What the Spending Round means for charities

    The 2019 Spending Review allocates departmental funding for 2020-21 and was set against the backdrop of political battles over Brexit at Westminster. We’ve been through the documents and pulled out some of the key items of interest to charities.

  • 30 July 2019 

    The Royal split

    In early June 2019 it was announced by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess  of Sussex that the latter will leave the Royal Foundation to focus on their own charitable activity. What can we learn from the foundation split?

  • 30 July 2019 

    Is it time to re-balance charity’s relationship with the state?

    Our recent Charity Landscape survey asks leaders in the sector about their perceived influence over public policy through campaigning and advocacy. The findings are a cause for concern.

  • 25 July 2019 

    Giving Good Reason: Why it matters how we understand tax breaks for charitable donations

    The NCVO Charity Tax Commission has recently released its final report. In addition to some practical recommendations for change, it also raises broader questions about how we understand the rationale for offering tax breaks on donations and why this matters.

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