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CAF Venturesome

VENTURESOME BLOG

Expert insight into social investment and social impact by the CAF Venturesome team.

SUPPORTING RESILIENCE IN THE CHARITABLE SECTOR

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

We use our experience to have a critical look at the sector. This blog features our views, opinion and news on CAF Venturesome’s activity and on the Social Investment sector as a whole. Keep up to date with us as we help charities and social enterprises thrive.

  • 9 December 2019 

    What's more important - more money, or more of the right money?

    As a passionately impact-first social investor, we strongly believe that social organisations need more affordable, patient and risk-bearing capital.

  • 6 December 2019 

    Our SE-Assist Fund lends to 7 small social enterprises in Wales

    At a pitch-day in October, hosted by Legal & General at their Cardiff office, 7 social organisations were successful in their applications for social investment totalling £205k.

  • 5 December 2019 

    FRC Group wins Social Enterprise of the Year

    We'd like to congratulate our investee, Furniture Resource Centre, for winning Social Enterprise of the Year at the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2019.

  • 2 December 2019 

    Case study: Spitfire Advice & Support Services

    From a small charity, established in 1995 in response to the growing issues of poverty in the Castle Vale area of Birmingham, Spitfire Advice and Support Services has grown into a vibrant community charity working tirelessly to support the most isolated and vulnerable in society across the whole of the Birmingham area. 

  • 26 November 2019 

    To be or not to be a registered charity

    On our travels over autumn, CAF Venturesome attended a debate exploring the pros and cons attached to the traditional charity model. We then came back and pondered our own experiences.

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