CAF launches new fund for small charities focused on social equity

As many small charities face challenges this winter, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a new £3m fund for small charities working to improve social equity in their communities.  The Keystone Fund will award unrestricted grants towards the core costs of running a charity, strengthening capacity, or building resilience. Many smaller charities across the UK are under heavy strain against the backdrop of increased demand for services, rising running costs and reduced income.   Local charities across the UK are encouraged to apply for the new fund if they are addressing…

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Global generosity growth as more people donate and help strangers 

More people donated money to charity and helped a stranger last year than in any year of the previous decade, according to the Charities Aid Foundation’s World Giving Index 2022. Around the world, 3 billion people helped someone they didn’t know last year, increasing by approximately half a billion compared to prior to the pandemic.  Around 200 million more people also donated money to charity worldwide, with donations rising by 10% in high-income economies. The World Giving Index is one of the biggest surveys into giving ever produced with nearly…

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Average charity donation of £20 a month will be ‘worth less than £15 by 2024’, study finds

Monthly charity donations of £20 started in 2017 will be worth just £14.90 by 2024 due to inflation, according to projections.  New analysis by Pro Bono Economics (PBE) and the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) also estimates that the £5.7 billion of total donations made to charities in the first six months of 2022 will be worth £500 million less by the end of the year, a reduction of 8.5%.  The falling value of donations due to inflation, which is forecast by the Bank of England to peak at 13% later…

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Donors maintain pandemic generosity with £1bn given to Charities Aid Foundation in support of charities

More than £1bn has once again been entrusted to Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) from donors, just above the record-setting amount in response to the pandemic the previous year. CAF’s Trustees Report for 2021/22 shows that on behalf of donors, more than £876m was granted to charities in the last year. CAF works with private philanthropists, businesses, individuals and government in the UK, US and Canada to send funds to charities working on hundreds of causes around the world. Neil Heslop OBE, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said: “It…

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15m people donated to animal charities in UK last year

Animal welfare is the UK’s most popular cause for donating to charities, according to research by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). An estimated 15 million people chose to give money to animal charities last year – more than a quarter of the UK’s population, with an average monthly donation of more than £20. Nearly three in ten (28%) donors gave to this cause area in the past four weeks in 2021 according to CAF’s UK Giving report – the largest study of household donor behaviour in the UK. Animal welfare has…

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