Our work

CAMPAIGNS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

We work to build a stronger charitable sector by running campaigns, influencing government and encouraging people to give to good causes.

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WHAT WE DO

We play a key role in developing a charitable sector that makes the most of the contribution that charities, donors and volunteers make to society.

We run campaigns designed to improve opportunities for people to get involved in supporting charities that they care about.  

We work with government and other stakeholders to shape policy and legislation to improve the environment for giving and to create conditions that allow charities and social enterprises to flourish.

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CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS

We have a long history of successful campaigning; from lobbying for Payroll Giving and Gift Aid in the 1980's, setting up Britain's biggest day of giving #givingtuesday, to our new campaign Groundwork for Global Giving.

We run campaigns designed to improve opportunities for people to get involved in supporting charities, ensuring that people across the UK are able to make a social contribution and support the causes that they care about.

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GIVING THOUGHT THINK TANK

Giving Thought looks at the key issues affecting civil society, philanthropy, social investment and the use of new technologies for social good.

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BRIEFINGS AND PUBLICATIONS

Our library of publications is free to access and download. Read our campaign reports, public affairs briefings and research, all aimed at building a stronger charitable sector.

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POLICY PAPERS AND CONSULTATION RESPONSES

At CAF, we like to respond to consultations and policy papers around key issues affecting the charity sector and charitable giving.

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS BLOG

Shining the spotlight on charities

This blog features our take on what’s going on in the world of charities, ranging from the latest in legislation to what emerging trends and themes across society mean for the future of the sector.

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PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS

We are proud of our long history of successful campaigning. Read about four of our projects that made an important impact on charities.

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OUR AIMS

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Growing civil society

Develop a strong and thriving civil society in the UK and internationally

Collaboration

Collaboration

Maintain collaboration between government and charities

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Raising awareness

Raise awareness of the role of charities in modern Britain

Supporting

Making giving easy

Make it easy for individuals to support causes they care about