If you missed #GivingTuesday last year, don’t worry – this year it’s back, and you can help us make it even bigger and better.

#GivingTuesday is the national day for giving, dedicated to raising funds and making an impact to causes around the world. Last year we saw high-profile companies, charities and even celebrities such as Helen Mirren, David Tennant, Tom Daley and Lily Cole join us to support #GivingTuesday.

But you don’t have to be a celebrity to get involved. Whether you want to make a donation, volunteer your time or simply spread the word about how great it feels to give, #GivingTuesday is a call to action for everyone who wants to make a difference. Each week we'll be sharing some inspiring ideas to get you started:


1. Throw a fundraising bash to get your friends and family together

If you need inspiration join our Facebook community to keep up-to-date with the latest fundraising tips and charity events. You can also share your fundraising stories with like-minded people. We’d love to hear from you.

2. Shout loud on social media

Share one of our quirky Facebook wall posts to raise awareness for a cause close to your heart. It’s a free and easy way to support a charity during the festive season.

Join us on Facebook

3. Teach your kids about giving

Smiling at someone on the street, holding doors open for people who need a hand, donating unwanted toys or visiting a sick relative is still charity because it warms someone's heart. Most children already do these things, but they will be pleased to learn that they're helping out.

4. Do a Random Act of Kindness with your friends

You may not have the time to spend an entire day volunteering or the money to spend on a donation, but everyone has time for random acts of kindness! Think about simple ways you and your friends can help others to make a positive difference on #GivingTuesday.

5. Dedicate a donation

Dedicate a donation to a charity that is close to a loved one’s heart or has helped them in some way, and tell your friends about it on social media.

Don't forget to share what you're getting up to on Twitter

Download and share our #GivingTuesday infographic which is full of inspirational ideas on how you can get involved. You can share it on social media, email it to friends, print it off and post it on a wall in your office; your options are endless.

Are you a business or charity? Find out how you can get involved on the #GivingTuesday website.


A little bit of giving-spiration

We've come up with some great ideas for how to give money, donate your time or spread the word on #GivingTuesday - or any day of the year.

Giving-spiration no. 2

Share your #GivingTuesday story with like-minded people.

Giving-spiration no. 3

Be a savvy giver this #GivingTuesday and open a CAF Charity Account to make a difference to the causes you care about.