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 April 2017 

    Multiply your social impact

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

  • 28 March 2017 

    Lost in translation

    Is there a communication problem between social investors and social organisations? Join us in exploring this issue at this year's Marmalade in Oxford.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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