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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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

Scotland Giving 2017

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

Read about giving in Scotland

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 2017

Explore how people around the world give, with unique insight into charitable behaviour and generosity across the globe.

Find out about giving across the world

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

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