What does CAFOD do?

CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

We stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local church partners, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential.

How to get involved with CAFOD

None of our work is possible without you. Whether you donate, campaign, download prayers or volunteer we are grateful for your support.

Get involved today

Find resources to help you and your parish fundraise for CAFOD this Lent.


Bring reflections on global justice and poverty into your worship activities.

Children and young people

Use our Lenten education resources and share the story of Bob the fish from Zambia with children and young people this Lent.

Latest News

Pupils at St Godric's held a special Lent soup lunch fundraiser.

Lent Fast Day: ideas to make a difference

Find inspiration for your parish or school Lent Fast Day fundraising this Lent. You will be making a difference around the world as every penny donated to the CAFOD Lent Appeal will transform lives overseas.

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