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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RESEARCH FOR THE SECTOR

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International Giving

CAF's annual World Giving Index and individual country giving reports, provide a unique insight into global generosity and the challenges facing civil society across the world.

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UK Giving

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

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RESEARCH IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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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
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CAF Scotland Giving 2018

Our research reveals the key facts and trends of charitable giving in Scotland.

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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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India Giving 2017

Our unique research provides a robust and insightful view of the current giving landscape.

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Small Charities

Our research on public perceptions of small charities and the work they do.

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

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