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.

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  • 3 March 2017

    Nearly one in five charities struggle to survive

    Charities are restructuring, downsizing and joining forces as they struggle to raise enough to meet growing demand, reveals CAF's Social Landscape 2017 report.

  • 6 February 2017

    Four ingredients of a resilient charity

    In this article initially published on Civil Society, our colleague Beth Williams looks as what makes a charity resilient, and says it depends as much on mindset as money.

  • 28 February 2017

    Funding innovative change in the UK

    Hubbub Foundation UK provides a fresh, fun and enjoyable approaches to environmental issues, focusing on people’s passions such as fashion, food, homes and neighbourhoods.

  • 18 January 2017

    The power of social investment

    Many organisations are unnecessarily wary of social investment, and as a result overlook its potential benefits. These three funding challenges will be familiar to many charities and social enterprises.

  • 6 January 2017

    How our social investment is supporting apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships are a key component to the government’s strategy to improve the level of social mobility of young people in the UK. 


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