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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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CAF World Giving Index

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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Giving in the UK

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

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Recent reports in the spotlight

Our research is free to read and download. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
  
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Growing Giving in Kenya 2020

CAF's in depth report into Kenya's rich giving culture identifies both the opportunities and roadblocks to growing individual charitable giving in the region.

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UK Giving

CAF UK Giving 2019

The number of people in the UK regularly giving to charity has declined for the third year in a row, according to our UK Giving report. Understand why in our latest report.

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CAF World Giving Index 2017

CAF World Giving Index 10th edition

Now with a decade’s worth of data, we reveal the most generous countries and analyse long term giving trends around the globe.

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Regular insights into UK Giving

Across the year we regularly ask more than 1000 UK adults about their giving behaviour and their thoughts on current charity issues. We publish our findings as a free infographic.  Sign up to receive our latest research by email.
  
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    UK Giving October 2017

    In October, we dive into donation behaviour to check the top three charity causes supported by regular and irregular donors.
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    UK Giving September 2017

    This month we look at donation behaviour. Do men and women donate differently?
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    UK Giving August 2017

    Volunteer support is the backbone for many charities. That’s why in this month's research we’re taking a deeper look into volunteering across the UK.
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