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CAF Campaigns

A CHAMPION FOR CHARITIES

We work with government, political parties, other charities and their supporters to strengthen civil society and transform more lives and communities around the world.

Ideas to make giving count

We work with government 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
  • Ensuring charities have a voice in Brexit debates
  • Championing a positive regulatory, financial and political environment for charity
  • Working with other charities and their supporters to shape the future of giving
  • Ensuring that metro mayors and regional government promote giving

OUR FOCUS

Campaigning for social good

Campaigns to help people support the charities they care about.

Working with policymakers

We work with Government and opposition to ensure policy encourages giving, and allows charities and social enterprises to flourish.

Change for the better

We work to make the most of the contribution that charities, donors and volunteers make to society.

Recent Reports influencing change

House of Lords report on AI suggests key role for civil society


CAF has been calling for civil society to be involved in the ethical development of AI for some time.

CAF's submission to the NCVO Charity Tax Commission call for evidence


The tax reliefs that UK charities enjoy are a profound indication of our support for the charities and civil society that play a vital role in our democracy and help make our country what it is today.

Immersive and addictive technologies


Our response to The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into the potential impact this technology could have in the worlds of sport, entertainment and news.

OUR WORK AND IMPACT

CAF has a long history of successful campaigning to improve the giving environment for charities. Recent work includes advising the House of Lords on the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence on charities, working with the Treasury on digital currencies and joining with other sector leaders to advise on banking reform.

  
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Our success stories

We are proud of successful campaigning history. Read how our work as has benefitted charity and the giving environment.

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Policy and campaigns

We work to build a stronger charitable sector in the UK and across the world by running campaigns, influencing government and encouraging people to give to good causes.

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CAF publications and research

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Policy briefings and consultation responses

Our campaign reports, public affairs briefings and consultation responses are free to read and download.

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public affairs blog

The Public Affairs 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.  Subscribe to our Public Affairs blog

    
  • 22 November 2019 

    Briefing: Liberal Democrat manifesto 2019

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto includes a wide range of policies that relate to charities’ campaigns for change, with many proposals needing to be delivered in partnership with them. Read our review.

  • 22 November 2019 

    Briefing: Labour manifesto 2019

    1) Charity's relationship with the state 2) A new agenda for DFID 3) Control for local people... three things we noticed in the Labour manifesto alongside commitments like a pledge to “work with organisations and charities already making the UK a more equal and fairer society”. Read our review.

  • 8 October 2019 

    Reaching across the aisle, when 'dancing with the devil' is ok

    The summer of 2019 saw the launch of a new think tank in the USA, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. What is noteworthy about this new venture is the collaboration of unlikely bedfellows George Soros and Charles Koch – each famed in their own right as a billionaire philanthropist, but up to now set far apart by their political leanings.

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A CHAMPION FOR CHARITIES

Working to strengthen civil society and transform more lives and communities around the world.

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