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CHARITIES

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.

See how our advisers can help you
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

  • Board meeting

    Are you a charity trustee?

    Good governance is essential for charities to be effective, accountable and sustainable. Explore our useful resources for charity trustees and leaders.
  • Critical lessons for charity trustees

    Critical lessons for trustees

    Beth Clarke, CAF Resilience Programme Manager, talks about her experience as a trustee of a charity that closed down. Read about her experience and her lessons for other trustees and boards.
  • Fundraising Fundamentals

    Fundraising Fundamentals

    From understanding donors to planning an omnichannel approach, our four-part guide will help you put the foundations in place for an effective fundraising strategy.
  • BBC

    BBC Charity Appeals

    The BBC Charity Appeals offer an opportunity for charities to raise money and awareness via the BBC's audiences. The deadline for the next round of applications is the 10th September.
  • Stay compliant with GDPR

    Staying compliant with GDPR

    Now that the General Data Protection Regulation is in place, we look at the steps charities can take to remain compliant.

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).