Surge in donations sees CAF distribute record £958m

More than £958 million has been paid to good causes around the world from the Charities Aid Foundation, as private philanthropists and businesses responded to the Covid-19 pandemic with remarkable generosity. The Trustees’ Report for 2020/21 reveals that donations rose by 43%, or more than £300 million, with the funds entrusted to the Charities Aid Foundation topping £1 billion for the first time. As a result tens of thousands of charities in more than 100 countries have been supported to deliver lasting benefits in communities around the world. Experts in…

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CAF Charity resilience fund distributes first £10m

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has distributed more than £10m to charitable organisations in England supporting those hardest hit by Covid-19. The CAF Resilience Fund has distributed grants ranging from £10k to £100k to both registered and unregistered small and mid-sized charitable organisations to deliver rapid relief from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  The average amount awarded was £30,000 and the grants are flexible meaning organisations can spend them on core costs such as rent and utilities as well as delivering front line services. The causes and communities which…

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CAF grants record £702 million to charities

Charitable organisations around the world benefitted from more than £702 million paid out from the Charities Aid Foundation in 2019/20 in another record year for giving via CAF. The charity’s annual report reveals that money paid out to charities in the UK and 110 countries around the world during the last fiscal year rose by £56 million over the previous year. Despite the dominance of Brexit negotiations, a UK general election and the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic, donors continued to entrust their charitable giving into CAF’s care in…

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CAF launches emergency grant fund to support charities through coronavirus crisis

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched an emergency fund for small charities and organisations as they battle the effects of the coronavirus. The CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund will offer one-time grants of up to £10,000 to small charities, organisations and social enterprises that are struggling to survive. The trustees at CAF, a charity that supports charities across the UK, have allocated £5 million to fund this emergency grant programme to support local frontline charities and we expect further contributions to be added. Sir John Low, Chief Executive at CAF,…

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CAF makes it easier for the UK public to donate to Australian bushfire appeals

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has made it easier for members of the public to donate to the ongoing Australian bushfire crisis. Working with its Australian partner, Good2Give, CAF has made it possible to get much needed donations across to Australia without international payment fees. Generous members of the public can give a minimum of £20 upwards to an agreed list of 27 Australian charities. So far the fires have destroyed more than 3,000 homes and at least 28 people have died. It’s estimated that 1 billion animals have been…

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