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Celebrating charity achievements for more than a decade

At CAF we're all about making giving count. And everything we do for charities is to help you be at your best so you can have a bigger impact.

That's why, in our 15th year of sponsoring the Charity Awards, we're looking forward to once again recognising amazing people like you and the work your charities do.

"CAF exists to support the amazing wealth of charitable endeavour across this country and around the world, and it is always humbling to see the great work being done by people in so many ways. These awards show charities at their very best, working to support people in communities around the country in myriad different ways at a time of continuing economic uncertainty. Celebrating that success is a massively important part of maintaining and building the culture of generosity in Britain, of which we should be so proud."

Sir John Low, Chief Executive at CAF 

CAF are proud sponsors of The Grantmaking and Funding award at The Charity Awards 2019

Meet the 2019 Finalists

Congratulations to all the charities that have made this year's shortlist!

Arts, culture and

 Birmingham Museums Trust
 Live Music Now
 The Albany

Campaigning and

 Greater Manchester Law Centre
 Surviving Economic Abuse

Children and

 I CAN and the Royal College of Speech and
 Language Therapists
 Internet Watch Foundation
 Over The Wall


 Core Sport
 The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety

Education and

 JAN Trust
 MCR Pathways

Environment and

 Green Alliance
 International Animal Rescue
 The Woodland Trust

Grantmaking and

 All We Can
 Berkshire Community Foundation
 Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales

Healthcare and
medical research

 Bone Cancer Research Trust
 Refugee and Migrant Centre, Wolverhampton,
 Black Country and Birmingham  

International aid
and development


 Twin & Twin Trading
 Womankind Worldwide
 World Child Cancer UK

Social care, advice
and support

 Cambridge House & Talbot
 Hubbub Foundation UK
 The Nelson Trust

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Helping make your charity's vision a reality

"It felt very much like we had exposed our charity and turned it inside out. So, year one had to deal with these issues, but also led to a very outward-looking year two, which has taken us in a bigger and brighter direction than I had originally envisaged."

Winning the GSK Impact Award, charity manager, Jo, tells us about the transformational work WILD Young Parents' Project has undergone with the support of our advisory team.

Find out about the strides they've made. 

"We realised we'd need a commercial loan to give us the confidence to give the go ahead to start building work. Our first port of call was our bankers, one of which was CAF Bank. We liked their supportive approach to the project, so when we received their offer of finance, we were able to press the button”.

St John's Church celebrated its 200th anniversary by opening an upgraded and expanded community hub, with the help of a CAF Bank loan.

Read their story.