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We're a charity. And for over 90 years we've been providing the financial support, advice, insight and expertise to help charities perform at their best.

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Our services for charities

We offer a range of services to help your charity have a bigger impact, whatever your needs. 

Charity banking

Banking services

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

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CAF Donate on mobile phone

Online donation platform

Grow your income with our donation platform, CAF Donate. No sign-up or monthly fees, branded donation pages and automatic Gift Aid reclaim.

Learn more about CAF Donate
Charity investments

Charity investments

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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Borrowing

Borrowing

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

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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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Savings account

Savings accounts

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

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LATEST RESOURCES FOR CHARITIES

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    Webinar: Facebook tips for small and medium sized charities

    Watch our on-demand webinar for tips on how your charity can use Facebook or social media to raise awareness, get donations and engage your audiences.
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    How giving compares across the UK

    July's UK Giving infographic looks at giving across the UK and how we give as a nation. Download it using the link above to find out how each area of the UK gets involved in charitable and not for profit organisations activities.
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    Sources of funding every charity should consider

    Shrinking budgets, political change and a turbulent economy are putting extra financial pressure on charities. Our Head of Charities, Neil Poynton, looks at some innovative ways every charity should consider to diversify their funding sources.
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    Fundraise from American donors

    Did you know there is a CAF in the United States? And that UK charities can work with them to fundraise from American donors. Read on to find out more.
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    Three reasons to get involved in Giving Tuesday 2019

    Giving Tuesday 2019 takes place on 3 December. Find out why your charity can't afford to miss this year's campaign.

HOW WE'VE HELPED THESE CHARITIES

CAF Venturesome supports Prisoners Abroad

Supporting British citizens imprisoned abroad

A loan from CAF Venturesome helped a charity grow into brand new premises.

How CAF Venturesome supports Prisoners Abroad
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Life-changing ‘forever homes’

How a Scottish housing association’s development of affordable homes is changing the lives of residents.

Watch Glen Housing's story
Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Planting seeds to grow a community

How we helped Lawrence Weston Community Farm in Bristol to develop their corporate donor strategy.

Find out what we did

BUILDING A STRONGER CHARITABLE SECTOR

We work to build a stronger charitable sector by running campaigns, influencing government and encouraging people to give to good causes.

CAF research

Our research

World-class research and analysis for charities, companies, donors, policy-makers and journalists.

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CAF Campaigns

A champion for charities

From #givingtuesday to the future shape of charities, our policy work supports charities and donors everywhere.

Discover our latest campaigns
CAF blogs

Our blogs

The latest commentary, knowledge and thinking on civil society now and in the future.

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CAF Bank Limited (CBL) is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 204451. Authorisation can be checked on the financial services register at www.fca.org.uk.

CBL Registered office is 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4JQ. Registered under number 1837656. CBL is a subsidiary of Charities Aid Foundation (registered charity number 268369).

CAF Financial Solutions Limited (CFSL) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 189450. Authorisation can be checked on the financial services register at www.fca.org.uk.

CFSL Registered office is 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA. Registered under number 2771873. CFSL is a subsidiary of Charities Aid Foundation (registered charity number 268369).