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GIVING FOR THE UK

Our campaigns, policy, research and public affairs teams work to support and advocate for UK charities and donors.

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HOW WE'RE INSPIRING GIVING IN THE UK

We are helping to drive positive change and secure the future of giving by advocating on behalf of charities, reflecting their needs and concerns to decision makers and opinion formers in order to create a positive climate for charities to operate in. 

We work with government to improve the different ways that people are able to support charities, making it easier for people to give to the causes they care about. We engage with politicians across different levels of government to ensure that there is a supportive network of legislators putting charitable issues on the political agenda.  Our independent research on giving trends informs our campaigns and policy positions.

   

OUR UK CAMPAIGNS

We are currently focusing on three key themes: Place-based giving to encourage philanthropic support for our urban areas.  The giving environment, working with government and influencers to secure the rights of charities and donors, and Giving Tuesday our annual awareness campaign.
  

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Giving Tuesday

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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Place-based giving

We believe the time is now to look again at philanthropy, not only as a route to financial investment, but also as a way of reconnecting people with places and spaces.

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A champion for charities

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

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LATEST COMMENT AND INSIGHT

We regularly blog about trends in giving, and discuss how developments in society and technology can open up new opportunities for doing good across the world. Our think-tank, Giving Thought, is where we consider the key challenges facing civil society globally, explore how and why people and companies give, and test radical new ideas that could shape the future of charity. Our policy experts also host regular podcasts.
 
  • 4 November 2019 

    Guest blog: Designing a strategy fit for the future

    Martin Wilson and Michelle Eaton discuss findings and insights from the foresight project they helped to run at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
  • 18 October 2019 

    Does Philanthropy Help or Hinder Democracy?

    Philanthropy has a complex and long-contested relationship with democracy, which is once again under scrutiny. So how can we ensure that philanthropy is a positive force within our democracy?
  • 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.

  • 19 September 2019 

    Guest blog: Trust Issues- what does the rise of deepfakes mean for charities?

    Our guest blogger Henry Rowling, co-founder of charity innovation consultancy Flying Cars, discusses the threat posed by deepfakes for trust in charities, and what they could do about it.

  • 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.

OUR RESEARCH FOR THE UK

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Who is using charity? Find out in Charity Street III

We track the use of charitable services by households and individuals in 2018.

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Corporate giving 2018 by the FTSE 100

Our findings reveal the recent charitable giving trends amongst FTSE 100 companies and highlight the most generous industry.

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CAF UK Giving 2019

The number of people in the UK regularly giving to charity has declined for the third year in a row, according to our UK Giving report. Understand why in our latest report.

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Wales Giving 2019

Our first Wales Giving report provides unique insight into Welsh generosity and the challenges for charity in the region.

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CAF Scotland Giving 2019

Our research reveals the key facts and trends of charitable giving in Scotland.

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