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As a leading voice in the sector we work to develop evidence-based policy positions and from these campaign to create real and positive change. We are frequently ask by government for our recommendations and have a long history of successfully advocating on behalf charities.  Search our papers by:

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A lifetime of giving

The UK has long been one of the most generous countries, with people young and old keen to give their time and money to support a wide range of good causes. But over recent years donating in the UK has changed, with fewer households contributing to charity. We are working to identify why this is happening and recommend what action can be taken to encourage great giving.

Local giving

Our work to grow place-based giving focuses on understanding and tackling the challenges facing our communities. Local giving is a priority for CAF, find out more at our place-based giving campaign hub.

Future technology and charity

Our Future:Good campaign highlights how key social and technological trends such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain will shape the world in the coming years, and outlines the ways in which civil society can play a positive role in shaping and responding to what the future might hold.

Charity law, tax and regulation in the UK

We advocate for a positive regulatory and tax environment for charities, including gift aid, legacy giving, payroll giving and banking reform. Find out more about our work as a champion for charities.

International influence

Our Groundwork for Growing Giving campaign works to transform the social and regulatory environment for charities across the world. With as many as 2.4 billion people set to join the world’s middle classes by 2030 we want to embed a culture of giving and help transform their communities. We are also monitoring Brexit developments, assessing what this political shift will mean for charities and advising how best to protect them for the future.
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We work to build a stronger charitable sector by running campaigns, influencing government and encouraging people to give to good causes.

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Our campaign success stories

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

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.

Covid-19: What it means for charities

Our regular polling reveals how charities and donors are reacting to the pandemic