Charities Aid Foundation gave a record £646m to charities in 2018/19
The latest figures show that the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) gave £141m more to charities than last year, a 25% increase from 2017/18.
Donations in the American Donor fund increased by 23% to £86.9m. Giving by business increased to more than £92m, a 30% increase, and donations to CAF charitable trust were £170.8m. However, total donations made to CAF only increased by 2%. This is because both CAF Donate and CAF (Give As You Earn) GAYE schemes showed a decline on the previous year.
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CAF gave a record £646m to charities this year a 25% increase from last year.
Giving by business increased to more than £92m which is 30% increase.
Sir John Low chief executive of CAF said, “At CAF, we take great pride in helping to ensure those donations reach people across the UK and beyond. Without that incredible spirit of generosity reflected in the UK and around the world, and in the phenomenal record of CAF America in particular, all of that giving simply would not be possible.”
Simon Bladen at Hawsons Chartered Accountants had this to say “To see such a remarkable increase in charitable giving over just one year is impressive. In particular when you consider the current economic and political uncertainly. This goes to show the importance of charities in today’s ever changing world.”
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