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 Giving Tuesday in the UK.

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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.
 
  • 6 December 2019 

    CAF hosts The Charity Debate

    On 4 December 2019 CAF hosted The Charity Debate in partnership with NCVO.  Find out what the Brexit, Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green political parties had to say about charity, ahead of the 2019 election.
  • 27 November 2019 

    Briefing: SNP manifesto 2019

    The SNP launched their manifesto today, but what’s in it for charities? Read our review.

  • 25 November 2019 

    Briefing: Conservative and Unionist Party manifesto 2019

    The Conservative and Unionist Party manifesto says who they stand for, including “those who give their time to help others – the charities, community groups and volunteers who already do so much to make our country a better place”. Read our review.

  • 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.

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.

Find out about corporate giving in the UK
UK Giving

UK Giving 2019

The number of people in the UK regularly giving to charity has declined for the third year in a row.

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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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We are working to build a stronger charitable sector by running campaigns, influencing government and encouraging people to give to good causes.

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