stuart niven

  Stuart Niven


Despite over 15 years' experience in the sector, I’m still in awe of the amazing contributions charities and social enterprises make in Scotland.

Working at CAF gives me the chance to visit organisations across Scotland to discover what their aspirations are, and talk about how we can support them to become more resilient and achieve their mission.

The current economic and political climate is challenging. And we've seen how the impact of funding cuts have impacted charities. But, it’s often from these challenges that we see charities and social enterprises emerge with opportunities. I’m delighted to have worked with many organisations during these challenging times. Together, we've been able to develop new income streams and grow their business.

Take a look at how we've supported some of our charity customers in Scotland. 

There's a wealth of information that we make available to charities, so please browse these free and useful resources. If you have a vision for your charity that you'd like to make a reality, please get in touch today to see how we can support your goal.

Look forward to hearing from you soon, 


Latest local insight

Helping charities like you make a bigger impact

From advisory support, to fundraising and loans, we've supported a number of charities across Scotland to help make their vision a reality. Click on the charities listed below to read their stories. 

  • Dunbritton Housing Association

    Dunbritton Housing Association in Scotland is providing 50 new homes, at affordable rents for tenants in need, with the help of a loan from CAF Bank.

    Read more about how CAF Bank helped Dunbritton
  • Hot Chocolate Trust

    Charity Director, Dave Close, reflects on how the CAF Resilience programme by the advisory team is helping to 'future-proof' the vital work they do.

    Read Hot Chocolate's story
  • Who Cares? Scotland

    Award winners, Who Cares? Scotland continues their transformative advocacy work for people in care, with the help of our donations platform, CAF Donate.

    Find out more about Who Cares? Scotland
  • Clydebank Housing Association
    The derelict site of a former iconic cinema hall, La Scala in Clydebank, has been turned into much-needed social housing using a loan from CAF Bank. 

    Read about Clydebank's transformation
  • Glen Housing Association
    Glen Housing Association has been able to transform many lives with their developments of affordable homes purchased with a loan from CAF Bank. 

    Take a look at their story 
  • St John's Church

    A thriving Edinburgh church has opened the doors to a welcoming new community hub, thanks to a loan from CAF Bank.

    Take a look at their transformative work
  • Positive Steps

    Using CAF Bank's payment services, Positive Steps provides care, support and housing, to help vulnerable people lead fulfilled lives. 

  • Impact Funding Partners

    With help from CAF Bank’s services, Impact Funding Partners has supported over 700 organisations to build strong, resilient communities across Scotland.

    Explore the range of funds they manage

Looking for support for your next big project?

Get in touch with Stuart to see how we can help your charity. 

A map of Scottish charities supported by CAF


We are proud to, once again, have sponsored this year’s Scottish Charity Awards, recognising excellence in the sector. This year’s awards ceremony took place virtually. CAF sponsored the People’s Choice Award which had over 27k votes, pointing to the important role played by charitable organisations in Scotland.
A big congratulations to this year’s winners and finalists. 
You can watch the awards here.

Scott Charity Awards



Achieve your goals

From advisory support, to fundraising help and loans, we'll work with you to achieve your charity's goals.

Take a look at our charity services