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.

  • 19 May 2017 

    CAF Venturesome: Out and About

    Since the beginning of the year we have attended over 25 separate round table, conference and network events. Find out about how we engage with the social investment sector when we're not at our desks.

  • 15 May 2017 

    Ecological Land Cooperative - how far we have come

    In Summer 2014 CAF Venturesome backed the Ecological Land Co-operative, or ELC, in Sussex with an interest free £23k loan from our SE-Assist Fund.

  • 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?


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