Our work with the public sector 

We are champions for charity, campaigning for a better world.  We work to influence government policy makers and create a positive environment for charities and the people who support them. Our work with local councils and community groups is Growing Local Giving and our Groundwork for Global Giving campaign is building a stronger civil society across the world. Our Future:Good campaign aims to ensure new technologies and social trends have a positive impact on the future giving.

Our latest campaign, with a collaboration of charities and #NeverMoreNeeded, is to grow Gift Aid to give more support for charities struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Latest briefings

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Giving civil society the right response

We examined national policy responses to supporting philanthropic giving and civil society in the context of the pandemic and discovered government responses varied widely and some used the pandemic to silence critics.
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European policy responses to Covid-19

How are governments reacting in the light of the Covid-19 crisis?
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A COVID-19 philanthropy stimulus package

In this briefing we outline a number of immediate and medium term policy measures we believe should be taken to support charities at this difficult time.

Our campaigns

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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.

Visit our place-based giving hub
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Future:Good

We are campaiging for technology from Artificial Intelligence to Blockchain to transform charities and become a huge force for good.

Discover Future:Good
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Gift Aid Emergency Relief

We are campaigning to help charity supporters give more, and to better support our amazing charities meet the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

Join the campaign

Latest comment and insight from our blogs

Read our insights into giving and our thoughts on how developments in society and technology can open up new opportunities for doing good. 

  • 13 December 2019 

    Charity champion MPs among fresh faces in election

    Last night saw seismic changes to the make up of Parliament with more than 150 new faces entering the House of Commons for the first time.
  • 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.

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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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