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EXPERT CHARITY ADVICE AND OPINIONS

Read the latest articles from our in-house experts on the topics that affect the charity sector.

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  • 26 October 2021 

    Outcomes of our SE-Assist Fund Wales 2021

    Nine early-stage social enterprises in Wales have been successful in their pitch for blended finance social investments totalling £200k in loans and £100k in grants through the CAF Venturesome SE-Assist Fund, in partnership with Legal & General and the Wales Co-operative Centre (WCC). 

  • 22 October 2021 

    Place-based Giving has enhanced local resilience

    Place-Based Giving (PBG) has gained some prominence as a topic in recent years and PBG schemes saw a proliferation across the UK before the pandemic. 
  • 18 October 2021 

    Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2021

    Charity Fraud Awareness Week is a campaign run by a partnership of charities, regulators, law enforcers, representative and umbrella bodies, and other not-for-profit stakeholders.
  • 6 October 2021 

    Blended Finance available through our Development Fund

    Blended finance is a combination of grant and loan funding deployed as a single financing package

    With thanks to our philanthropic funders, we are now able to continue to offer blended finance through our main fund, the Development Fund*. 

    *(All eligible enquiries welcome but please note that earliest disbursal is likely to be early 2022)

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Our charities blog is a hub for finance, governance, funding, and fundraising insight to help your charity reach its goals.
 
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GIVING THOUGHT

The think-tank for doing good

Giving Thought is our think-tank. It’s where we discuss the key challenges facing civil society globally, explore how and why people give, and test radical new ideas that could shape the future of charity.

Our debates include charities and trust, artificial intelligence and new technologies, advocacy, rights and the science of giving.

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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.

 
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