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

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  • 18 May 2020 

    Celebrating the resilience of social enterprises

    The SE-Assist Fund, managed by CAF Venturesome and funded by Legal & General has, over the last 8 years, offered 44 small social enterprises across Wales, Greater Brighton/Sussex and Croydon interest free social investment loans up to £30,000. We currently have 24 social enterprises in the portfolio and have brought a selection of them together here to share their resilience.

  • 18 May 2020 

    Our partners' views on community-led housing

    We had planned to invite a selection of our funders, partners and investees to give us their thoughts on community-led housing and our new CLH Fund at our official launch event in April.  We've now managed to bring them together in a "virtual" guest panel.  Here's what they had to say ...

  • 15 May 2020 

    We’ve started to see some changes in giving behaviour during Covid-19

    Charitable giving in the UK has shifted dramatically towards support for ‘hospitals and hospices’ in the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Is this shift affecting other causes people give to, at least in the short term?
  • 13 May 2020 

    Tips for social organisations during the Covid-19 crisis

    Charities and social enterprises are under even more pressure to reduce costs, maximise income where possible, whilst still delivering their social impact and growing where possible.

    We’d like to share some things for you to focus on.

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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.

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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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