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Expert insight into social investment and social impact by the CAF Venturesome team.

SUPPORTING RESILIENCE IN THE CHARITABLE SECTOR

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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  • 3 June 2019 

    Case study: Lindley Educational Trust

    Without social investment Lindley would not have been able to grow for another 2 years. Now it has been able to expand what activities it can offer to inner city communities transforming the lives of young Asians in Ashton-under-Lyne and beyond.

  • 29 May 2019 

    The answer is not at your desk

    Our ultimate goal is to see strong social organisations sustaining and growing their social impact. We like to get away from our desks as often as possible, and we travel all over the country visiting social enterprises and charities. Here's a look at where we've been and what we've done this spring.

  • 22 March 2019 

    Reflections on an On Purpose placement with CAF Venturesome

    Sophie Preuss, our first On Purpose Associate, looks back at what she has learned during her six months with CAF Venturesome.

  • 8 March 2019 

    International Women's Day 2019

    Today, on International Women’s Day 2019, we celebrate the wonderful women leading innovation in our social investment portfolio.   We haven’t got the room to highlight all the stories of every amazing woman we are privileged to support, so here is a small snapshot.  Thank you to you all for your hard work and dedication.  

  • 1 March 2019 

    CAF Venturesome and Power to Change offer new blended finance for CLTs

    CAF Venturesome and Power to Change, are launching a pioneering offer for Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in England (ex London), with the purpose of funding community land trust schemes at the pre-planning stage. The blended finance will offer grants of up to 50% of the total social investment from CAF Venturesome’s CLT Fund for pre-development loans.  

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