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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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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Campaigning for the sector

We campaign for changes in policy and legislation to improve the giving environment and to secure supportive legal, fiscal and regulatory conditions for donors, charities and social enterprises.

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If you want to know more about any aspect of our research, contact the research team.