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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  • 18 November 2016

    Beyond Words

    Beyond Words help people with learning disabilities to navigate difficult issues and needed social investment to support their expansion.

  • 25 November 2016

    Supporting UK prisoners abroad

    At Venturesome we are very proud to be supporting Prisoners Abroad, the only UK charity to provide life saving service to British citizens held in foreign prisons.

  • 25 April 2017

    Lost in translation: initial findings

    Here are the initial findings from a lively session Amir Rizwan ran at Marmalade around the issue of communication and language between social investors and social organisaitons.

  • 21 April 2017

    SE-Assist Wales Round II now open for applications

    SE-Assist Wales, our social investment programme for social enterprises in Wales is now open for a second round of applications.

  • 18 April 2017

    Multiply your social impact

    What if there was another model of corporate philanthropy that could still deliver high levels of impact?


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.