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We're campaigning to create a positive climate for charities to operate in, and raising awareness of the impact that they make. Working with charities, philanthropists and politicians to better understand and influence key issues facing the sector, we publish world class research, insight and comment on philanthropy both in the UK and internationally. Giving is our passion, and building on our unique knowledge and experience we are campaigning to create a better world.


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Campaigning for giving in the UK

We are uniquely positioned to understand charities and donors in the UK. Through our campaigns and research we are working to improve the environment for giving, and to create conditions that allow charities and social enterprises to flourish.

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Campaigning for a giving world

We have a global philanthropic network and decades of international giving knowledge. Using our insight, influence and experience, we are campaigning for world changing philanthropy.

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  • 9 June 2017 

    General Election 2017; CAF's Reaction and Insight

    The general election campaign is now over, the votes have been counted, and everyone is trying to work out what it all means. Here we explore what we’ve learned so far.

  • 8 June 2017 

    Six reasons to vote today

    As the UK heads to the polls to vote in the general election, we've put together six reasons to vote.
  • 7 June 2017 

    Civic Engagement - for life, not just elections

    As the election campaign draws to a close, we explore what's been said about charities, and how they can help people generate change in the period before the next election.
  • 6 June 2017 

    Integration is a job for all, including charities

    In the wake of last week’s London Bridge attack, many political commentators have been talking about the importance of uniting as a nation against such evil. Here CAF explores what people have been saying, and outlines the important role that charities can play in bringing our communities back together. 

  • 2 June 2017 

    5 ways AI is already having an impact on charity

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a potentially transformative technology. It is yet to reach its potential in the charity world, but is already starting to have an impact in a number of ways.


Celebrated on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Thousands of charities, companies, individuals and community groups take part across the world and the campaign is growing every year.

Join the movement and give - whether it’s some of your time, a donation, gift, or simply a thank-you to your charity supporters for all their help over the year.

Giving Tuesday is a great way to come together with your family, your community, your company or your organisation and find a way to give back.

Discover this amazing day of giving

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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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We provide free research publications and analysis helping to influence the decisions of charities, companies, donors, policy-makers, researchers and journalists worldwide.

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The latest on key issues affecting civil society, philanthropy, social investment and using new technologies for social good.

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