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.


  • Reach Fund - Blog Summary
    16 June 2017

    Get ready for social investment

    Does your organisation need more support to get prepared for taking on repayable finance? We can help charities and social enterprises access grant funding to improve core management skills and strengthen governance
    Read more about how to access the grant
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    16 June 2017

    Best beginnings

    Best Beginnings is a small charity with a large reach and even bigger social impact. To date the charity has reached over 2 million families across the UK. Now a partner of the Heads Together campaign spearheaded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, read about how CAF Venturesome's social investment has helped the charity thrive.
    Read more about this charity's amazing work and how CAF Venturesome supported their growth
  • OldSpike-275px
    15 June 2017

    Old spike roastery

    Old Spike Roastery CIC is social enterprise based in south-east London as a coffee roaster and café. The unique company’s mission is simple - to use its coffee-roasting company to provide both housing and a living wage to homeless people.
    Read more about this impactful organisation and how CAF Venturesome worked with them
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    7 June 2017

    Where does our money go?

    Does CAF Venturesome support more organisations in the East Midlands or Wales? How about London? Or the North-West?

    Find our where our money goes
  • Marmalade  - Blog Intro
    19th May 2017

    CAF Venturesome: Out and About

    Since the beginning of the year we have attended over 25 separate round table, conference and network events. Find out about how we engage with the social investment sector when we're not at our desks.
    Read about the activities we have taken part in


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.