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NORTH WEST FOCUS

Welcome to our collection of insight, guidance and other useful resources for charities supporting communities in the North West of England.

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SUPPORTING THE NORTH WEST POWERHOUSE

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Steve Jackson

Hello

I’ve recently joined CAF to help charities make an even bigger difference, having lived and worked in the North West all my life - so I’m well aware of our region's challenges and opportunities.

After starting to meet local charities, it’s become clear that CAF's financial, fundraising and consultancy services are less well known in the North of England than elsewhere.  It’s my role to raise awareness of the many ways that CAF can help charities and social enterprises become more resilient and deliver on their mission. I’m looking forward to connecting organisations with the expertise and support they need.

Charities in the regions have a lower profile than those operating nationally. So we’re celebrating the work of smaller charities we’ve supported and showcasing the impact they’ve had on the communities they serve.  These communities are culturally diverse, innovative and pioneering and the charities that support them are just as enterprising.  We hope you find their stories useful and inspiring.

We’ve also gathered together insights from our region and beyond to keep you up to date with all that’s new in the world of philanthropy.  If there’s any issue that you’d like us to cover or if you’d like to have an informal discussion about your charity’s plans for the future, you can get in touch with me.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

We've helped a wide variety of charities and community-led organisations, to fund their future goals, strengthen resilience and grow the impact of their work. Here are some of their stories.

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Liverpool's reading revolution

How an award-winning social enterprise, which builds communities through book reading, expanded its services nationally.

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Hope Church, Newtown, Wales

Hope springs forward

A growing church's redevelopment has brought together its services, day nursery and community support, under one roof.

Read Hope Church's story
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New homes help Veterans rebuild lives

How a charity's award-winning housing development is helping vulnerable Veterans reintegrate into civilian life.

Read Stoll's story

EXPERT INSIGHT

Looking for insight on giving trends, funding, diversifying income, strategic planning or governance matters? Here's where you'll find our latest blogs, research and campaigns for charity leaders and trustees.

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    What the spending review might mean for charities

    The 2019 Spending Review allocates departmental funding for 2020-21 and was set against the backdrop of political battles over Brexit at Westminster. We’ve been through the documents and pulled out some of the key items of interest to charities.

HOW WE CAN HELP

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

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Borrowing is one way of kick-starting your projects and achieving your goals more quickly than fundraising alone.

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Whether you’re new to investing or you’ve been investing for years, our resources can help you understand charity investing.

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Savings accounts

We offer a range of savings accounts to help you generate extra income from your charity’s money.

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Fundraising tools and advice

Our fundraising tools, blogs, articles and guides are here to help you fundraise more effectively.

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Strategic consultancy

Our experienced advisers are here to share their expertise and help you build on your charity's strengths.

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