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CAF Venturesome


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


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.

  • 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.

  • 13 October 2020 

    Case study: Videre

    Social investment to support a human rights charity working in the world's most hostile environments.

  • 15 September 2020 

    Case study: Hubbub Food Connect

    Social investment for electric vehicles to distribute food to the most vulnerable during lockdown

  • 26 August 2020 

    Case study: Producers Direct

    Working across CAF teams helped us shape this social investment to support farmers in East Africa.

  • 12 August 2020 

    Our first 10-year loan to Bright Futures

    How working with this impactful charitable nursery has allowed us to develop a new 10-year loan product


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.