Latest blogs

  • 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.
  • 11 November 2022 

    Why the aid budget should be restored to 0.7%

    Those working in international development and their supporters will be looking at the Autumn Statement next week for an indication that the Government intends to increase foreign aid in the near future. Returning to the original goal of keeping spending at 0.7% of Gross National Income seems to become increasingly long-term goal, given the current economic climate and additional pressures on the public purse. 
  • 4 November 2022 

    Why is COP27 important for charities?

    The UN Climate Change Conference has now been running for almost three decades but the climate crisis continues to accelerate. What can we hope for from COP27 and what does it mean for charities? 

  • 11 October 2022 

    Mind the gap – the role we can play in bridging the gap in funding for UN SDGs

    Record numbers of people gave to charity last year worldwide but the world’s framework for humanitarian improvement remains behind schedule and underfunded.

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