CAF Research

EXPLORING TRENDS AND IMPROVING KNOWLEDGE

Our research programme is focussed on investigating and increasing understanding of charitable giving and philanthropy.

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ABOUT OUR RESEARCH

Our research programme is focussed on investigating and increasing understanding of charitable giving and philanthropy.  We provide free research and analysis helping to influence the decisions of charities, companies, donors, policy-makers, researchers and journalists worldwide.

Among the trends we explore are the changing finances of charities, patterns of individual giving, use of Gift Aid and other tax-effective giving methods, corporate social responsibility strategies, and trends in philanthropy.  We have an extensive list of publications covering a broad range of topics across the charitable sector.

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Giving in the UK

Discover insight into donor behaviour, key issues affecting charities and responses to significant UK events

Visit our Giving in the UK research hub
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International Giving

Our annual World Giving Index, individual Country Giving reports and Beyond Integrity corporate research provide a unique insight into global generosity and the challenges facing civil society.

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Corporate giving 2018 by the FTSE 100

Our findings reveal the recent charitable giving trends amongst FTSE 100 companies and highlight the most generous industry.

Find out about corporate giving in the UK

World Giving Index 2018

See which countries are the most generous, as we reveal where 146 countries rank for three giving areas: donating money, volunteering and helping a stranger.

Take a look at the results
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Who is using charity? Find out in Charity Street III

We track the use of charitable services by households and individuals in 2018.

Visit Charity Street III

Brexit and its impact on charitable causes

Following the vote to leave the EU, we look into its effect on UK giving to charities.

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What small charities mean to people

We surveyed the British public to explore perceptions of small charities and their impact on society.

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Our publications

From UK Giving to the World Giving Index, our research and insight helps to develop a greater understanding of the charity world.

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