Charities

MAKING YOUR CHARITY STRONGER

Our services are specifically designed to meet the needs of charities and not-for-profit organisations.

WHO WE ARE

CAF has 90 years’ experience helping charities achieve their goals and ambitions.

And because we’re a charity ourselves, we understand the challenges your charity faces – and what you need to deliver your mission.

Our bank, CAF Bank, has over 30 years’ experience providing a dedicated banking service to charities and not-for-profit organisations.

STARTING YOUR CHARITY

Strategic consultancy

Our team of experts can guide you through the steps needed to set up a registered charity in the UK.

More about our consultancy service

Opening a bank account

We make it easy to manage your charity’s day-to-day banking transactions in a way that suits you.

Find out about everyday banking

MANAGING YOUR PAYMENTS

Current account

Our CAF Cash account is easy to manage with online banking that has dual authorisation, cheques and our Business card.

Get started with CAF Cash

BACs Bureau service

An efficient way to make payments from, and collect Direct Debits into, your charity’s bank account.

About the BACs Bureau Service

Take card payments

Allow people to pay for your charity’s goods and services by card through our partnership with Worldpay.

Learn more about card payment processing

GROWING YOUR MONEY

Savings accounts

Make more of your money with a range of savings accounts for charities.

Find out more about savings accounts

Investments

Maximise your charity’s cash for the longer term, by tapping into the widest range of charity-specific funds online.

Learn more about investing

Fundraising

Grow your charity’s fundraising by reaching new donors and processing donations online, by phone or post.

Start fundraising today

Strategic consultancy

However you want to grow your charity’s finances, our team of experts can help you build a winning strategy.

Find out how we can help

GROWING YOUR CHARITY

Secured loans

If you’re buying, developing or refinancing your property - CAF Bank can help make your charity’s plans a reality.

More about secured loans

Strategic consultancy

We can provide support to inspire you to broaden your charity’s horizons, increase donations and boost efficiency.

Find out how we can help

Social finance

We offer unsecured funding for organisations that can show social impact.

Discover CAF Venturesome

FUNDING A PROJECT

Loans

Find out how finance through CAF Bank can help grow your charity more quickly than traditional fundraising alone.

Learn more about CAF Bank loans

Strategic consultancy

Our experienced team can help make your project a success, including getting the right kind of funding.

Discover how we can help your charity

Social finance

CAF Venturesome offers unsecured funding for organisations that can show social impact.

Find out more about social investment

FUNDRAISING FOR YOUR CHARITY

Charity fundraising tools

CAF Donate can help your charity reach new donors – and boost your fundraising.

Get started with fundraising

Strategic consultancy

In a competitive environment, it’s more vital than ever for charities to develop an effective fundraising strategy. Our team of experts can help you build on your strengths.

Find out how we can help

Setting up a charitable legacy programme

We can help your charity to encourage supporters to leave you a gift in their Will.

Discover more about Legacies

IMPROVING YOUR GOVERNANCE AND STRATEGY

Strategic consultancy

We can help your charity identify the key issues and opportunities it may face - and how to review these regularly - to ensure that it operates responsibly and delivers on its mission.

Find out how we can help your charity

RUNNING A GRANT PROGRAMME

Grantmaking

We design and run grant programmes on behalf of companies, trusts and foundations to support their beneficiaries.

Learn more about grantmaking

ARE YOU AN EXISTING CUSTOMER?

Our help and support pages let you discover the answers to some commonly-asked questions.

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Our publications


We produce research on charities and charitable giving to help charities understand the sector - and to thrive.

Giving Thought blog


Our Giving Thought think-tank looks at key issues affecting civil society, philanthropy, social investment and new technologies for social good.

Charity tools and information


Marketing and fundraising tips to ensure that your charity is heard and seen online.

CAF Bank Limited (CBL) is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. CAF Financial Solutions Limited (CFSL) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Their registered office is 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4JQ (ME19 4TA for CFSL). Registered under number 1837656 and 2771873 respectively. CBL and CFSL are subsidiaries of Charities Aid Foundation (registered charity number 268369).