You are making change happen

We are immensely grateful for your support toward our unrestricted funds, emergency response, Fast Day and bespoke proposals.  

CAFOD-funded reading programme in Brazil

Thiago from Brazil has attended CAFOD-funded reading workshops

Each year we receive three times as many requests for funding as we can meet, in the next five years we hope to close that gap, reaching more of our brothers and sisters in the greatest need.

It is a big decision to make a charitable donation. It is important that you know where your gift is going and the long-term impact it will have. We have to create plans and proposals and be accountable to communities in need, our partners, and to you.

As part of our commitment to you, we strive to report back on the impact you have had around the world, so that it means as much to you, as it does to the lives you are changing every day.

We have shared some recent reports for you to get a sense of the difference a gift of £10,000 or more can make and identify how you can change the lives of a whole community forever.


Every six months we gather case stories from our partners about families that have been supported by you, alongside staff updates, campaign successes, and upcoming events. 

Read about our key successes in Summer 2019. 

A childs arm is measured to help to diagnose malnutrition early

£7.80 can buy a tape to measure a child’s upper arm circumference, helping to diagnose malnutrition early.


We host events across England and Wales throughout the year, providing an opportunity to meet our expert team to hear about our work, as well as other supporters in the local area. 

In 2017 and 2018 we have successfully launched the Friends of CAFOD initiative in the North West and the South. If you would be interested in attending an event in your area, please do get in touch. 

If you would like to find out more first, please read our event summaries from: 

London Voices in the Field 2017

North West Friends of CAFOD - An afternoon with Livison Chipatiso, Zimbabwe 

South East Friends of CAFOD - An afternoon with Sally Kitchener

An evening in London with Sister Yvonne, our partner in Zambia 

Livison Chipatiso, our project leader in Zimbabwe.

Livison Chipatiso, our project leader in Zimbabwe. 


CAFOD has been responding to humanitarian crises for more than 50 years. It is an integral part of our work. How we respond to each emergency, however, depends on what we can offer to each individual situation. 

Read our most recent: 

General emergencies summary

Rohingya Crisis 

East Africa Crisis 

Syrian refugee with his unversity certificate

William fled with his few possessions from the conflict in Syria.

If you would like to hear more about how your gifts have or could be used, about work in a specific part of the world, about a type of work, or you would like to hear more about projects that require funding, please visit our projects page or contact

Back to top