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.

  • 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). 

  • 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)

  • 28 June 2021 

    SE-Assist: Funding to help Welsh start-up social enterprises

    Social enterprises based in Wales will be able to pitch for a blended finance package (part interest-free loan / part grant) of up to £30,000, thanks to a new round of social investment from CAF Venturesome.

  • 11 January 2021 

    CAF Venturesome launches new range of emergency, flexible social investments to support recovery

    As part of our ongoing COVID-19 emergency response, we are now able to offer a new range of emergency, flexible social investments which include grants.

  • 19 November 2020 

    Social Enterprise Day 2020

    There are over 100,000 social enterprises throughout the country contributing £60 billion to the economy and employing 2 million people.  Here are just a few we are celebrating.


Unsecured loans to help you thrive

We provide affordable financial support to charities, and social enterprise funding, when other lenders may be unable to help.

Social investment webinar

In this webinar we give you practical advice and guidance on how to utilise social investment.

Meet the team behind CAF Venturesome

An introduction to our team, who have a wealth of expertise in helping charities access social investment.