Latest blogs

  • 30 January 2023 

    How can charities effectively manage properties to further their mission?

    Leading property advice charity, the Ethical Property Foundation, has launched the Weston Property Manual. This free-to-use resource is divided into twelve sections, covering topics such as trustees roles and responsibilities, planning your project delivery, and everyday property management issues such as energy use and conservation.

  • 23 January 2023 

    CAF Resilience Fund: what has Phase 2 achieved so far?

    With the pandemic and subsequent cost-of-living crisis, the need for UK charities to be resilient has never been more apparent. Phase 2 of the CAF Resilience Fund is designed to help charities move beyond survival and to adapt so that they can look to the future, be sustainable and thrive. 

  • 1 December 2022 

    Charity reserves are in focus more than ever – what have we learned?

    Thee cost-of-living crisis and gloomy economic outlook are testing the operational endurance of charities, their adaptability, and financial resilience. The current inflationary environment is increasing costs, eroding donations, and increasing the number of people who rely on their services. The Bank of England is now expecting a prolonged recession – which likely means that the high levels of demand many charities are seeing will continue.

  • 17 November 2022 

    How the cost-of-living crisis is impacting social organisations

    While charities and social enterprises are facing a challenging financial environment, Venturesome, the social investment arm of CAF, is committed to offering flexible, affordable, and patient finance. To support social organisations, Venturesome is extending our blended finance offer (part loan / part grant), offering a fixed interest rate for up to 10 years and flexible terms to suit the needs of the charity or social enterprise.

Our blogs

HousesofParliament-BlogPhoto

CHARITIES BLOG

Insight to help charities succeed

Our charities blog is a hub for finance, governance, funding, and fundraising insight to help your charity reach its goals.
 
Read the Charities blog
HousesofParliament-BlogPhoto

PUBLIC AFFAIRS BLOG

A champion for charities

Keep up-to-date with our insight the latest charity sector developments, and get our take on what’s happening in the world of government and politics.

Read the Public Affairs blog
HousesofParliament-BlogPhoto

RESEARCH BLOG

Independent insight

Our commentary on the research we carry out locally, nationally and globally to increase understanding of the charity sector and giving.

Read the Research blog
MAIN BLOG-HP-SECTIONS-1__0000_Venturesome

VENTURESOME BLOG

Multiplying social impact for charities

Since 2002, we are one of the most active providers of impact-focused social investment in the UK.

Our blog features our views, opinion and news on CAF Venturesome’s activity and on the Social Investment sector as a whole.

 
Read the CAF Venturesome blog

RELATED CONTENT

CAF on Twitter


For more on what giving means to charities, follow us on Twitter.

About us


We're committed to effective giving. We help you support the causes you care about, and help charities thrive.

Media office


We aim to respond positively and openly to the wide range of media requests we receive and can be contacted 24/7.