You know the feeling; your friends or colleagues have signed up to raise money for a charity they care about - and they ask you to sponsor them. You don’t want to disappoint them, but you hadn’t planned for it.
And payday’s a long way off …

A CAF Charity Account lets you put money aside when you can. And, with funds in your account, you can sponsor people without a second thought – there’s no need to find extra cash.

It’s so flexible that you can top-up with small, regular contributions or large, less frequent payments. The choice is yours.


Your CAF Charity Account lets you support your own favourite causes when you choose to. Donate quickly to emergency or TV appeals, or set up standing orders to charities you want to support on a regular basis.

And - because we care that your donation is going to a legitimate charity, set up for charitable purposes – we’ll check the organisation before we send them your hard-earned money.

How do I sponsor someone with my CAF Charity Account?

It only takes three steps:

  • Use our charity search to access over 160,000 charities, and make a donation directly to your friend or family’s chosen cause.
  • Tick ‘I’m sponsoring a friend’ and add an inspirational message.
  • Your friend receives an email telling them about your donation so they can update their offline fundraising total.

How do I get started?

Find out everything you need to know about setting up your CAF Charity Account, including fees and Terms and Conditions, by downloading our brochure.

Apply now


Some of the ways we help you to give to the causes you care about.

Sponsor friends and family online

Online sponsorship

A quick, simple and secure way to sponsor friends and loved ones.

Find out more
Make more of your giving with Gift Aid

Give more with Gift Aid

Complete just one Gift Aid Declaration form and we’ll automatically add 25p to every £1 you give.

More about Gift Aid
Give anonymously to charity

Give anonymously

You decide which charities you want to hear from – and which ones you’d rather not.

Donate flexibly to charity with CAF

Flexible ways to donate

Donate once, or regularly, to your favourite causes – in the UK and overseas.


Five reasons to give to charity

Have you ever wondered why people give to charity? We've got the inside info on why people give.

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Make a bigger difference

By using your time, money or voice to support charities and causes you love, you can make a difference to those who need it.

Find out how

How to fundraise for your favourite charity

Whether you have lots of experience, or are fundraising for the first time, having a carefully thought-out plan can help.

Plan your fundraising

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We Help, You Give

Ready to get started? Open a CAF Charity Account.

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