Making sense of charity investing


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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.

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The Investment knowledge centre includes the latest news and commentary on investing for your charity. With input from our expert partners and in-house team, our hub aims to educate and inspire.


Whatever the size of your charity, making the most of your funds is one of the biggest responsibilities you face. As a charity, there are several reasons you might want to invest your money:

  • Maximise your long-term funds, in line with the Charity Commission guidance.
  • Generate a sustainable, reliable income to support your charity.
  • The potential to grow your money to expand in the future.
  • Could protect your funds against the impact of inflation.
  • The potential to generate better returns than holding cash in a bank account.


The CAF Investment Account platform


  • Manage all your investments through one secure, digital platform.
  • Keep track of investment performance and monitor transactions.
  • Generate reports easily and quickly.
  • Access over 1,200 funds, including the largest range of charity-specific funds, as well as UK and international equities.
  • Use dual authorisation to ensure all transactions have a clear audit trail.


Free to use. Create, review and save model portfolios.  Your charity’s information and model portfolios are kept secure. You don’t have to have a CAF Investment Account to use Investment Explorer. Register now


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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.

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).

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