All your giving in one place


Discover a better way to manage your charitable giving so you can make a bigger difference to your favourite causes. Open a CAF Charity Account.

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Top reasons to open a CAF Charity Account


Set up a Direct Debit

Fund your CAF Charity Account direct from your bank account, and you’ll save time and have money available to cover all your charitable giving.


Just one Gift Aid Declaration

If you’re a UK taxpayer you’ll get an extra 25p added for every £1 you pay into your account. If your circumstances change, just let us know.


Support UK and overseas charities

Set up regular standing order payments to your favourite causes or just give spontaneously using our charity search.


Keep your donations private

Donate anonymously. That way you decide which charities you want to hear from.


Help friends achieve their target

When your friends start fundraising again, make an online donation direct to their chosen charity.


Be confident a charity is genuine

We check your chosen charities are legitimate before we send them your hard-earned money so you can be sure it’s going to a good cause.

Make a difference with a CAF Charity Account

Support your favourite causes

Charities are going through a tough time at the moment. There are so many amazing organisations to support but it's easy to lose track of how much and who you've donated to.

Do you donate to charity? Want to respond to emergency or TV appeals? Or like to sponsor friends when they fundraise?

The CAF Charity Account makes your charitable giving easier because it’s all in one place.

How does a CAF Charity Account work?

You can top up your CAF Charity Account, make donations and view transactions online - all at the touch of a button. No matter how you choose to give, you can change your preferences at any time.

If you’re a UK taxpayer, we’ll claim the Gift Aid for you and add it to your CAF Charity Account, so you’ve got even more to give.

With money set aside you'll be ready to help charities become stronger again in the future.


To open your account you’ll need to make a one off payment of £100 or more, or set up a Direct Debit of at least £10 a month.

Ready to go?

Before you start please ensure you have:

1) Checked out our brochure
2) Read the terms and conditions & fee schedule

Get started

Once you’ve completed the form your account will be up and running in 3-5 working days.


CAF Charity Account Brochure

For full details about the account.

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CAF Charity Account Terms and Conditions

Read before you open your account

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CAF Charity Account Fees

Check before you open your account

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Find a charity

Our database has over 160,000 charitable causes, so finding a charity is easy. Choose from UK registered charities, churches, health authorities, schools, universities, community groups and more.

With the online search, you have the ability to find a charity by name, keyword, location or charitable cause.

Search for a charity

Apply for a CAF Charity Account

All your giving in one place


Set aside a little when you have it to make a difference when you need to.

Open yours today


  • How do I know that my donations are going to valid charities?
    Before we send your donation to an organisation, we check to make sure that it’s charitable. That way you can rest assured that your money will be used to make a difference.

    Read our Guide to charity validation
  • How long does it take to open a CAF Charity Account?

    It will take about five minutes to complete the online application form. Once we receive your application it usually takes around 3-5 working days to open your CAF Charity Account. We’ll be in touch if we need any further information.

  • What checks do you carry out before I can open a CAF Charity Account?
    When we process your application for a CAF Charity Account we carry out an electronic check to verify your details which doesn’t affect your credit rating. In some cases, we may need to contact you for further information.
  • What charges are there for a CAF Charity Account?
    Please refer to the fee schedule which can be found in the CAF Charity Account brochure.

Can’t find the answer to your question?

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