Donation platform for charities


Raise funds online and manage your charity's donations with CAF Donate.

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Donation platform for charities

More than 4500 charities use CAF Donate to raise funds online and process their donations. And last year alone £27 million was raised through our donation platform.
Take a look at why CAF Donate is perfect for charities...

CAF Donate collect donations online

Branded online donation pages

Create online donation pages that fit with you charity's branding in minutes.


No sign up or monthly fees

It’s free to sign up to CAF Donate and there are no monthly fees. We do charge a small amount on each donation but we keep it to a minimum.

CAF tax effective giving managing Gift Aid

Reduce admin by letting us automatically claim the Gift Aid on donations for you.


How to sign up

To get CAF Donate you'll first need to sign up for our reporting tool, CAF Charity Dashboard. This gives you access to reports on the donations your charity receives.

Once you have your CAF Charity Dashboard account, log in and upgrade to CAF Donate. 

Sign up to start using CAF Donate



Online campaign pages

With CAF Donate you can create GDPR-compliant online donation pages that fit with your charity's branding in minutes.

Then add them to your own website or link to them from your emails and social media posts to start collecting donations.

Who Cares Scotland? CAF Donate Donation page
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Donation processing

Get donations online or offline, including one-off donations via credit card/debit card/PayPal or regular donations via Direct Debit. And reduce your admin by letting us automatically claim the Gift Aid for you.

Plus CAF Donate is fully PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant. So your donors can be confident that their donations are processed securely.

Reports and information about your supporters

Run reports on your campaigns, donors and donations. With CAF Donate your donors are your donors, not ours. Where supporters have given their consent, you'll have access to their data.

Volunteers and charity supporters

“CAF Donate has really helped us over the years. It is easy and quick to link with donors. Thanks to its reports, we can contact our donors directly and thank them personally for their donation.”

Gavin Sinclair, Fundraising and Partnership Manager, Who Cares? Scotland (Charity Awards 2018 Overall Winners)

Take a look at how other charities are using CAF Donate

Who Cares Scotland logo

Fundraising tools and services

A quick overview of the fundraising tools and services you get with CAF Donate.

Fundraising tools

  • Online fundraising pages that fit your charity's branding
  • Multiple campaign and appeal pages
  • Donate now buttons
  • Donation forms for your website
  • Direct Debits to encourage regular donors
  • Offline donation processing
  • Reporting and data management

Fundraising services

  • Gift Aid reclaim – we’ll do this for you
  • Marketing consent collection – you own your donors’ data
  • Phone and online help desk
  • Fundraising advice and resources
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant processing


Sign-up fees

It’s free to sign up to CAF Donate and there are no monthly fees. We do charge a small fee on each donation you receive.

What we do with your fees

We’re a charity, like you. We put any surplus we make towards our mission to make giving count.

Donation fees

One-off donations
3.6% of the total donation (including Gift Aid).

Example: £10 donation  +  £2.50 Gift Aid  =  £12.50 total donation - 3.6% fee = £12.05 to the charity
CAF Bank customers
3.0% of the total donation (including Gift Aid).

If your charity has a CAF Cash account with CAF Bank you get a discount on the one-off donation fees. Find out more about this offer
Regular donations
2.0% of the total donation (capped at £5 per donation).

We charge a £1 set-up fee for every new Direct Debit instruction. 


1 Sign up to CAF Charity Dashboard

To get CAF Donate you'll first need to sign up for our reporting tool, CAF Charity Dashboard.

This gives you access to reports on the donations you receive.

2 Upgrade to CAF Donate

Log into your CAF Charity Dashboard account and upgrade to CAF Donate. 

At this point we'll run some validation checks on your charity.

3 Start raising funds

Once all checks have been completed, we’ll email you to let you know that your CAF Donate account is now ready for you to go.

For more help and information please visit our help section.



Grow your income and make giving easier for existing and new supporters, however they choose to donate.

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