Steve Jackson


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.


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.

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 springs forward

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

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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


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