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.

What is the most generous area in England and Wales?

In partnership with Polimapper, we’ve developed an interactive heatmap showing the most generous areas of England and Wales. The map uses data from CAF’s UK Giving survey and salary data from the ONS Annual Survey of Hours and Earning (ASHE). By using our interactive heatmap, you can see how your county scored on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most generous for donating money to charity, relative to average local salaries. 

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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.

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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. 

  • 14 September 2021 

    Why charities and funders should invest in resilience

    These days the idea of resilience is being mentioned more frequently - resilience of individuals to cope with pressure, resilience of systems to absorb shocks, and resilience of local communities to deal with external pressures. The pandemic exposed many charities to additional pressures and led to another increase in demand for services. Not only did the pandemic challenge resilience but it raised its importance and place it at the forefront of many charity leaders' minds.
  • 9 August 2021 

    Civic space is suffering globally – but we can change that picture

    Each year CIVICUS publishes the State of Civil Society report - a widely recognised stock taking of the ‘health’ of civil society globally. The 10th edition is looking at the impact of the pandemic and highlights key trends over the past decade.
  • 29 July 2021 

    Charities and volunteers aid the way to Olympic glory

    As we cheer on the Tokyo 2020 athletes , it is worth remembering that often charities and volunteers have helped our sporting heroes on their journey to Olympic gold.

  • 29 July 2021 

    Levelling Up - CAF's View

    CAF explores how the Government's "Levelling Up" agenda will affect Civil Society and outlines the CAF position on the topic. 

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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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