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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 for a better world.  We work to influence government policy makers and create a positive environment for charities and the people who support them.  We lead on the global Giving Tuesday campaign for the UK. 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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Groundwork for growing giving across 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.

Building a thriving global civil society
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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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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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Influencing Government

We work with governments and all those who are interested in charities to encourage giving, and help charity and social enterprises to flourish.

Find out how we work together
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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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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.

  • 23 April 2021 

    Why it’s time to revisit charities and responsible investing

    CAF has just responded to the Charity Commission’s consultation on its revised guidance for charities and their trustees about adopting a responsible (or ‘ethical’) approach to investing. This comes against a backdrop of increasing demand from consumers for investments that meet social and environmental, as well as financial, criteria.

  • 23 April 2021 

    Charities and the legal right to be political

    Some take the view that the only legitimate function of charities is provide services that address the symptoms of society’s problems. This view excludes advocacy work that attempts to challenge the root causes which may create or exacerbate those problems in the first place.

  • 6 April 2021 

    What is on the agenda for charities and giving in the post-Brexit world?

    Brexit has clearly changed the policy landscape but these shifts also bring new opportunities to shape future thinking and ensure that civil society is taken into account.

  • 1 April 2021 

    So You Want to Start a Philanthropy Podcast...?

    Some thoughts on the how and why of podcasting on philanthropy, to mark the 100th episode of CAF's Giving Thought podcast.

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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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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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Policy briefings and consultation responses

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

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CAF Giving Thought podcasts

The Giving Thought podcast

A bi-weekly exploration of trends in global philanthropy and civil society.

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