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Charities and not-for-profits


We work with more than 88,000 charities around the world, helping them raise and manage the funds they need to do their amazing work.

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Helping you with the finances

We offer a range of financial services to help your organisation have a bigger impact.

Loans for charities

Borrowing funds is one way of kick-starting your projects and achieving your goals. We could lend you between £150,000 and £5m to support a project.

How a loan could help you 


Borrowing from CAF Bank

Banking for charities

Current accounts, online banking and instant access savings. With CAF Bank it’s easy to manage your charity’s day-to-day banking.

Join the bank for charities 



CAF Charity Deposit Platform

Choose from around 20 banks and 100 deposit accounts, with just one application. Provided by Flagstone Investment Management (‘Flagstone’) and introductions are made by CAF Financial Solutions Limited.

Grow your charity's reserves 


No monthly fees

Charity investing

Manage the widest range of charity-specific funds online with our CAF Investment Account. Learn more about investing, try our portfolios, and grow your investments.

Visit our Charity Investment Hub 


Investing in charitable organisations

Raising donations

Raise funds online and manage your charity's donations with CAF Donate. It’s free to sign up and there are no monthly fees.

Sign up to CAF Donate for free 


CAF Donate collect donations online

Social investment

Looking for affordable finance? Our social investment loans are often unsecured and could help where other lenders may be unable to.

Is social investment right for you? 



Advice and support

Do you need strategic help? Our advisors work with charity leaders and trustees to help their organisations become more sustainable and resilient.

Become a resilient charity 



Grant programmes

Apply for grant programmes that we’re either running ourselves, or managing on behalf of other companies, trusts or foundations.

See our grant programmes 



Coronavirus related support and resources

Survive, Adapt and Thrive through crisis

We've pulled together new resources with actions to survive, tools to adapt and strategies to thrive in a crisis.

Covid-19 support for charities

Access the latest funding, resources, and insight to help charities struggling through the pandemic.

Covid-19 support for faith-based organisations

Latest information on funding and resources to help faith-based organisations throughout the pandemic.

Insight and advice for your charity

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    Windrush Community Fund

    Charities, community and/or grassroots organisations across the UK that work with affected communities can bid for an award from £2,500 up to £25,000 to ensure people are aware of the support and compensation available.
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    CAF Resilience Fund | Applications now closed

    Through hundreds of unrestricted grants, this fund will support those working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups such as those living in deprived areas, those supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and people with disabilities.
  • Person making plans

    Register for our webinar on funding growth plans | Wednesday 7 October 2020

    Has your organisation got big plans for the future? Are you thinking about buying a property or starting a new enterprise? Join this webinar to understand the borrowing options and non-financial support available to social organisations.

Success stories

We're proud to work with amazing organisations and individuals across the UK who devote their time to making a real difference.

Take a look at more of our charity case studies.

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Looking after London's unwanted animals

  • Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Small donations are essential for this London-based charity who provide much needed care and refuge for stray, unwanted and abandoned animals.

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From homelessness to happiness

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How one man's life was transformed by three organisations that CAF Venturesome has supported.

Read Tom's Story

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