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

Whether you donate, campaign, download prayers or volunteer you are saving lives and helping some of the world’s poorest people.

Get involved today

Explore our fundraising ideas and toolkits with everything you need to start fundraising for CAFOD, including recipes! 


Show solidarity with our sisters and brothers around the world by using these prayers in your parish or on your own.

Children and young people

Organise a Share the journey walk in your school or youth group to stand in solidarity with refugees and migrants.

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Match Funding - what happens after the Appeal?

Match Funding is a wonderful scheme where donations to selected Fast Day Appeals are worth double the amount. For these special appeals, for every pound you give, the UK Government also gives a pound.

But what happens after the funds are collected?

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