CAF Investment Account


When it comes to investing, charities want to choose funds that fit their specific needs. That’s why there’s a range of funds designed specifically for charities.

The value of investments may fall as well as rise. You may not get back the full amount that you originally invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. There is no guarantee about the level of capital or income returns that will be generated.


You can't buy or manage this comprehensive range of charity-specific funds anywhere else online.

Below are the charity-specific funds available through the CAF Investment Account. What are charity specific funds?

These funds are either:

Funds which are only available to charitable organisations

including Common Investment Funds (CIFs)


Share classes of funds not normally available to small and medium-sized charities

which could be cheaper than other share classes of the same fund bought elsewhere

As well as charity-specific funds, you can also choose from a wide range of other funds available through the Account.

And if you already have investments elsewhere, don't worry - it's simple to transfer them into the CAF Investment Account.


If you're not ready to manage your own investments online, the CAF Managed Portfolio Service* gives you easy access to a range of investment profiles that could meet your specific risk and return objectives.

*This service is promoted by CAF Financial Solutions Limited and operated by Octopus Investments.


  • We’re a small charity – why should we invest?

    There are several reasons you might want to invest your charity's money:

    • to generate a sustainable, reliable income to support your charity
    • to protect your funds against the impact of inflation
    • to manage your longer term reserves in accordance with Charity Commission guidance (see Charity Commission Guidance Note CC14)

    Discover the other reasons for investing.

  • Should we speak to an independent financial adviser?

    Different investments suit different investors; an independent financial adviser can assess your individual circumstances, give you an overview of your options, recommend the best route and provide ongoing support. To find one in your area, visit

  • How do I calculate our risk appetite?

    Every investment carries risks, even a simple cash deposit, but it's important to understand and manage them. You need to think about everything from how comfortable you are that the total value of your charity's assets might fluctuate to how easily you need to access your money.

    Our article on writing an investment policy includes some things to think about when calculating your appetite for risk.

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The CAF Investment Account is provided to you by CAF Financial Solutions Limited (CFSL) and is operated and supplied by Winterflood Business Services. Winterflood Business Services is a registered trading name of Winterflood Securities Limited, registered in England No. 02242204. Registered Office: The Atrium Building, Cannon Bridge House, 25 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2GA. Member of the London Stock Exchange and NEX Exchange. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA register number 141455).

CAF Financial Solutions Limited (CFSL) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office is 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA. CFSL is a subsidiary of Charities Aid Foundation (registered charity number 268369).

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