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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  • 23 January 2015

    CAF Venturesome supports social impact bonds

    CAF Venturesome has invested in two Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) to help young people in the UK out of homelessness.

  • 05 December 2014

    CAF Venturesome's development finance and help2read's international scale up

    help2read is an organisation that has impressive scalability, since 2010 they have expanded their activities within South Africa and to pilots and partnerships across southern Africa, including Malawi and Namibia.
  • 28 November 2014

    SE-Assist fund wins prestigious national award

    CAF Venturesome is delighted to announce that our pioneering SE-Assist fund has been named Best Investment Project at the Investment Week Sustainable Investment Awards.
  • 23 April 2013

    SE-Assist and hiSbe's ethical supermarket

    hiSbe is opening a new ethical supermarket that aims to make good and sustainable food, affordable and accessible.
  • 14 August 2016

    Local Food Links and healthy school dinners

    Over the past 30 years, school food has shifted from being produced on site in the school kitchens to external commercial caterers providing food which is often low quality. Local Food Links have a mission to ensure school children have access to healthy school dinners. They are a social enterprise supplying around 3,000 freshly prepared school meals to 33 schools across Dorset.


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