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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.

  • 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

  • 2 March 2020 

    Looking forward in 2020

    Our investment managers look forward at trends in social investment for 2020.

  • 17 February 2020 

    Launching our new Community Led Housing Fund

    We are delighted to announce that our new 5-year Community Led Housing Fund is now open for applications for finance at various stages of a community-housing project from pre-development finance (part loan / part grant) to standby facilities to raise community shares or act as a bridging loan to grant funding. 

  • 11 December 2019 

    A look back at our social investment predictions for 2019

    As 2019 is coming to an end, we look back on 2019’s social investment predictions and reflect on this year’s developments. Consider this an early Christmas present!


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Social investment webinar

In this webinar we give you practical advice and guidance on how to utilise social investment.

Meet the team behind CAF Venturesome

An introduction to our team, who have a wealth of expertise in helping charities access social investment.