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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.

  • 10 September 2018 

    CAF's New Fundraising Guide

    As an impact-focused social investor we make sure we give social enterprises and charities practical advice and support with governance and financial systems. We help management and trustees to put in place robust financial measures that will not only ensure that they are able to re-pay their loan but, more importantly, generate income to grow their social impact.

    This is why we are delighted to share the news with you that CAF have just launched a new Fundraising Guide.
  • 13 August 2018 

    Welcome to our new Investment Manager

    Anne-Helene Sinha has recently joined the CAF Venturesome team as Investment Manager responsible for the management of the CLT II fund. We find out what inspires Anne-Helene and her plans for the role.
  • 31 July 2018 

    Case Study: Thera Charity Bond

    Our team visited a home for people with learning disabilities, who live in Essex, supported by a team of carers employed by Thera Trust. CAF Venturesome has invested £400,000 in a £5 million charity bond for Thera Trust, arranged by Triodos Bank, the pioneer in sustainable banking. £4 million of this charitable bond will be to buy 15 new properties to give homes for a further 25 disabled people over the next five years.
  • 31 July 2018 

    Case Study: Commons Law CIC

    CAF Venturesome has provided a £25,000 standby facility to provide cashflow support in the event of delays in legal aid or grant income. 
  • 31 July 2018 

    Case Study: The Intercountry Adoption Centre

    IAC’s journey with CAF Venturesome began in 2014 with their first unsecured loan, subsequently then they have taken two more loans from our Development Fund to support its growth strategy.


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Meet the team behind CAF Venturesome

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