CAF Venturesome

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE FUNDING

Support enterprises in Croydon, Sussex and Wales through our package of loans and mentoring.

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THE POSITIVE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE

SE-Assist allows you to support early-stage social enterprises in specific areas and provide financial support which plays a key role in their ongoing sustainability.

Social enterprises are a vital force in driving the regeneration of the UK’s communities, creating much needed job opportunities and a vibrant, diverse and inclusive local economy.

Specialist advice

Along with financial support, we also provide the social enterprise with an experienced mentor from a leading local company to support and guide the organisation.

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OUR APPROACH

We provide comprehensive support to the charities and social enterprises we work with throughout the entire process:

  • Hundreds of charities and social enterprises contact us each year.
  • We then conduct detailed due diligence on organisations which meet the criteria, including visiting the organisation and meeting senior management.
  • An independent investment committee approves the finance application.
  • Once finance is provided, we stay in regular contact with the organisation and offer support throughout the lifetime of the loan.

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH US

Our expertise connects your charitable funds with social organisations in your local area, which can bring significant economic and social gains to your community.

We give you peace of mind that we carry out due diligence on each social organisation. We help your philanthropic capital work harder, making a positive impact as it recycles back into a ring-fenced local fund.

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To find out more about investing in the SE Assist programme please contact us or visit the SE Assist website.

OVER 500 SOCIAL INVESTMENTS TO HELP CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS

We provided funding to help Ecological Land Co-operative support ecological land use

CASE STUDY

Ecological Land 
Co-operative

  • Environment
  • £23,000

Working to widen access to land for sustainable use by creating affordable ecological smallholdings.

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We provided funding to help social enterprises in Sussex

CASE STUDY

Sussex social enterprises

  • Community
  • Various

Find out how SE-Assist supported some pioneering organisations across Sussex.

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We supported Lyvennet Community Trust with funding to create homes for locals

Lyvennet Community Trust

  • Community
  • £330,000

Building 12 new low-cost homes for local working families on a former industrial site.

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TALK TO US TODAY

Contact our expert team for an initial chat about social investment through CAF Venturesome.

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