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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.
 
  • 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 

    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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 16 July 2019 

    Critical Imports: do US debates about philanthropy reflect the UK context?

    Recent critical books by authors such as Anand Giridharadas and Rob Reich continue to shape a lot of current debate about philanthropy in the US and, increasingly, the UK. But how relevant are the criticisms to the UK? Is there a danger of simply importing critiques forged in one context to another without also acknowledging the differences?

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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Giving in the UK research

DRAFT Our research into how people donate in the UK reveals who’s most likely to donate money, how much people donate and the best time of year to fundraise.

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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 latest UK Giving 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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