Our influencing work

We understand the challenges charities face and we know how to unlock the potential of charitable giving in the UK.

We speak from the data we gather every day, and the experience we’ve gained since we started in 1924 to bring about real, lasting change.

Policy briefings and consultations

View our latest policy recommendations to help shape the future of giving:

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Spring Budget Submission 2024: Charities Aid Foundation

CAF urges the UK Government in its Spring Budget Submission 2024 to address the challenges faced by charities, including rising demand, declining incomes, and reduced donations since the pandemic.
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Autumn Statement: Charities Aid Foundation Submission

CAF calls on the UK government to address challenges in the charitable sector, proposing measures like a national strategy for philanthropy, increased grants, and VAT changes in the Autumn Statement.
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We can make Gift Aid go further – here is how

CAF responds to Treasury Committee inquiry: “Tax after coronavirus” and makes representation to the Comprehensive Spending Review.
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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.

Research and commentary

Our research into charity resilience, finance, and changes in giving habits allows us to better understand the challenges organisations face.

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Latest insights from our blog

Keep up-to-date with the latest charity sector developments and get our take on what’s happening in the world of government and politics.

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Our team

Vicki Butler

Vicki Butler

Senior Public Affairs and Policy Manager

Vicki Butler leads the Public Affairs and Policy Team. Vicki has over twelve years of experience working in public affairs and politics, including working for the Mayor of London. She previously managed a series of successful campaigns at the Law Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and early in her career spent time working in the third sector for a race equality charity. She holds an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics.

Annie Moss

Annie Moss

Public Affairs Manager

Annie works with the Public Affairs and Policy team to build support across Parliament liaising with MPs and Peers for the benefit of the charity sector. She previously worked both in-house for a further education group and within a public affairs agency representing clients from a range of sectors. Annie holds a Master’s degree in Gender, Society and Representation from University College London and a BA in International Relations from the University of Leeds.

Anna Mowbray

Anna Mowbray

Policy Manager

Anna is the Policy Manager at CAF. Her work focuses on the landscape for philanthropy and charitable giving, both within UK and cross-border. She has previously worked in policy for a trade union, and in financial services. She holds an MsC in Public Policy from the University of Bath and also holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford.