Charities face increasing pressure

During the global coronavirus crisis, many charities are facing financial difficulties and struggling to deliver much needed support to our communities across the UK.


CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund

The Fund is now closed. The CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund has awarded approximately £6.4m to 1,250 organisations across the UK. We are continuing to explore and share opportunities to support charitable organisations at this difficult time.

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Global Support: WHO fund

The World Health Organisation is leading and coordinating the global effort against COVID-19. You can make donations through your CAF Account.

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Donate using our Charity Search

Use our charity search to find a specific charity helping communities hit by Coronavirus or continue supporting a cause close to your heart.

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National Support: The Coronavirus Appeal

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has launched an appeal to help those most affected by the outbreak. Donate from your CAF Account or support them directly.

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Do you have £10,000 or more to donate? Together we can help you achieve more for the causes you care about.

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