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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.

  • 5 May 2020 

    Support in extraordinary times

    Since the Covid-19 lockdown in the UK, CAF Venturesome has had many new enquiries for social investment and approximately a third of our portfolio, of over 130 social organisations, has asked for a variation to the terms of their existing loans.  In April, our investment committees approved several new social investments for growth and varied the terms of dozens of our existing loans.  Read how they did it over video and about the organisations we've supported. 

  • 14 April 2020 

    CAF Venturesome Update April 2020

    In these extraordinarily challenging times, the impact on social enterprises and charities will be significant.   CAF Venturesome has a portfolio of over 130 current social investments, and we have spent the past few weeks working closely with as many of them as we can to understand what they’re facing and how we can support them.  I wanted to share what we’ve learned, what we’ve done, and our plans.

     
  • 27 March 2020 

    Some positive stories from the CAF Venturesome portfolio

    We are talking to all our investees at this difficult time but we have had some really positive stories coming out of the conversations that show just how creative and resilient social enterprises and charities can be.

  • 19 March 2020 

    Here in the good times and the bad

    We understand that you maybe worried about how your small social enterprise or charity will survive if your services and customers are affected.  Here are just a few things we can do to help.

  • 9 March 2020 

    An equal world is an enabled world

    To celebrate International Women's Day 2020 we are sharing more stories of some of the inspirational women running social organisations in our portfolio as a follow-up to our International Women’s Day 2019 blog

     

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