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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CAF Launches UK’s Only Cash Deposit Platform Exclusively For Charities

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is offering a dedicated cash deposit platform that gives charities exclusive access to market-leading interest rates. CAF has partnered with Flagstone, the UK’s leading cash deposit platform provider, to offer charities access to interest rates that could make a real difference to the amount of money earned on their reserve funds. CAF’s platform will give charities access to a choice of more than 170 deposit accounts from 22 banks and building societies – and enable them to open multiple accounts in minutes (rather than weeks…

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Nearly 6 in 10 people want plastic bag levy to benefit environmental charities

The UK’s 5p levy on plastic bags is proving popular with the general public with a majority saying funds raised should go to charity, according to new research from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). The mandatory levy was introduced across the UK as a whole in 2015, for plastic bags from large retailers such as supermarkets. CAF research found that nearly eight in ten (77%) of those surveyed said the levy was a positive step to protect the environment. The survey also found that shoppers are adopting new habits since…

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Global Study Of 1.3 Million People Points To Downward Trend In Generosity

A 10-year global study that surveyed more than 1.3 million people reveals that despite a growing culture of charitable giving across dozens of countries there has been a recent downward trend in giving behaviour in some of the world’s wealthiest places. The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) World Giving Index 10th edition report examined aggregate data for each country across 10 years (2009-2018), drawing on surveys in 128 countries in order to capture longer term trends. The survey asks if people have helped a stranger, given money or volunteered for a…

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