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.
 
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    An interview with Rachel Rank: Open Data, grantmaking and philanthropy

    In episode 27 of the Giving Thought podcast Rhod chats to Rachel Rank, CEO of 360 Giving (www.threesixtygiving.org) - an initiative promoting and supporting an Open Data approach among UK grantmakers.
  • 22 May 2018 

    What does Theresa May’s speech on artificial intelligence in the NHS mean for charities?

    It’s clear from the Prime Minister’s speech that she expects charities to play a crucial role in achieving the Government’s target of reducing cancer deaths by 10%. Fortunately, medical charities have already built up a head of steam, acting as early adopters of exciting technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • 27 April 2018 

    Where are Charities in the Great AI Debate?

    In this blog for the World Economic Forum, CAF's Head of Policy Rhodri Davies argues that civil society organisation need to engage with the debate over the future development of AI, and that governments and the tech industry need to make eforts to engage civil society to ensure that a broad range of views are heard.
  • 26 April 2018 

    A quick take on the Civil Society Futures first year report

    The independent inquiry into Civil Society Futures has just released a report detailing the findings from their first year of research and engagement. What does this tell us about the challenges facing civil society, and the actions we need to take?
  • 1 March 2018 

    From HODL to GIEV? The opportunities and challenges of cryptophilanthropy

    The massive rise in the value of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin has seen a new class of "crypto-wealthy" emerge. Could this wealth be harnessed for philanthropy, and what are that challenges to doing so?

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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