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A champion for charities

POLICY AND CAMPAIGNS

We are working towards a better world by championing charities and the amazing people who support them.

OUR PASSION

We are champions for charity, campaigning to build a better world.  Our work influences policy makers to create a positive environment for charities and the people who support them.  Working with charities, businesses, donors and governments we are using our knowledge and experience to build a stronger society.

our campaigns

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Place-based giving

Philanthropy can transform communities around the UK. How can we better understand and tackle the challenges facing our communities?

Can we build a culture of giving in towns and cities?

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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.

How can I get involved on Giving Tuesday?

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Growing giving around the world

With as many as 2.4 billion people set to join the world’s middle classes by 2030 we want to transform their communities through giving.

How can we create a thriving global civil society?

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Future:Good

Learn how technology from Artificial Intelligence to Blockchain will transform charities and become a huge force for good.

How will technology shape the world?

influencing government

We work with governments and all those who are interested in charities to encourage giving, and help charities and social enterprises to flourish. We champion the contribution that charities, donors and volunteers make to society.  We are:

  • Informing and influencing the Government’s Civil Society Strategy 
  • Creating a positive environment for charities
  • Working with other charities and their supporters to shape the future of giving
  • Ensuring that metro mayors and regional government promote place-based giving

How we work together

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understanding giving

Our research gives us unique insight into charitable giving.  We provide free research and analysis that helps to inform charities, companies, donors, policy-makers, researchers and journalists.  Our unique UK Giving research and CAF World Giving Index are among the most influential pieces of charity research published annually. For this, and our full suite of research, visit the CAF Research Hub.

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.

Our think-tank, Giving Thought, is where we consider the key challenges facing civil society, explore how and why people and companies give, and test radical new ideas that could shape the future of charity.  Our Public Affairs blog will keep you up to date with our views.

  • 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.
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Want to talk about our campaigns?

CONTACT US

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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Our success stories

We are proud of successful campaigning history. Read how our work as has benefitted charity and the giving environment.

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CAF publications and research

Policy briefings and consultation responses

Our campaign reports, public affairs briefings and consultation responses are free to read and download.

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No place for philanthropy | Podcast

We discuss: Does philanthropy still begin at home? Is there a dark side to civic philanthropy? What does 'place' mean to any of us?

Listen to the podcast